28 Jun, 2012
PhD Fellowship in Agroecology “Spatial structure and ecological integrity of food webs in agro-ecosystems”, UQTR
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A doctoral student is sought to work in a research program examining how landscape structure and biodiversity of agro-ecosystems affect the functioning of food webs linking plants to higher consumers using C, N, and S stable isotopes.
The successful candidate will work on Spatial structure and ecological integrity of food webs in agro-ecosystems: A stable isotope approach comparing organic to conventional farms, and will be based at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières.
The position will provide ample opportunities for interaction with other members of the Research Centre for Watershed – Aquatic Ecosystem Interactions, which currently includes 10 faculty members in the fields of Ecology and Physical Geography, as well as 40 MSc/PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.
A strong background and interest in stable isotope ecology and spatial analysis of ecosystems will be an asset. While being an asset, fluency in French is not a necessary condition for a successful application.
The annual stipend is CAN $20,000/year for 3 years.
Candidates should send a CV together with a letter of interest and the names and contact information of two references before September 1, 2012 to the address below.
Centre de recherche sur les interactions bassins versants – écosystèmes aquatiques (RIVE)
Research Centre for Watershed – Aquatic Ecosystem Interactions
Département de chimie-biologie
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Québec)
G9A 5H7 Canada