We seek for a Doctoral Researcher for
COUPLED MODELLING OF VEGETATION - HYDROLOGY DYNAMICS
Applicants for the PhD positions must hold a MSc or equivalent degree in biology/ecology or the environmental sciences with a sound knowledge in one or more of the following areas: ecohydrology, plant ecology, functional ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology and similar. Ideally, the applicants have experience in spatially-explicit modeling of ecological and/or hydrological systems.
The goal of the project will be to couple spatially-explicit models of vegetation dynamics with models of hydrodynamics on a landscape-scale, for studying pattern formation and selection for certain functional traits in vegetation as a function of climate and geomorphology. The novelty of this approach is that both hydrology and vegetation are regarded as dynamic in space and time, as opposed to purely hydrological or ecological modeling.
The position is scheduled for 3 years with an anticipated starting date of January or February 2014. Payment is according to the German public tariff (75% TV-L E13).
The position will be embedded into the International Research Training Group (IRTG) "INTEGRATED HYDROSYSTEM MODELLING"
The IRTG at the Universities of TÃ¼bingen (Germany), Hohenheim (Germany), and Waterloo (Canada) targets at developing and applying numerical models of flow and reactive solute transport in coupled hydrosystems comprising of land-surface and subsurface compartments. The IRTG offers a structured PhD program at TÃ¼bingen with joint international training and supervision. The main work place is in TÃ¼bingen; a six-month research stay at Waterloo is integral part of the training. The program has started in 2012.
More information on the IRTG can be found at
Applications are to be submitted via email and as a single pdf file until October 1st, 2013 to the University of TÃ¼bingen, Plant Ecology Group: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should include a letter of motivation, a CV, transcripts or degree certificates including grades, proof of special qualifications, prints of publications if applicable, and two independent letters of reference.
The participating universities want to increase the number of female researchers, particularly in the field of modeling, and specifically encourage female candidates to apply. Special gender-equality measures are implemented within the IRTG.
Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification.
Ansprechpartner: Monika Jekelius, email@example.com