mercredi 19 janvier 2011

PhD position – Invasion ecology of freshwater fish

Announced by the Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University. Sweden

A PhD position (4 years) in the project „Biotic resistence in fish communities is available.

Project description
There is large variation between natural communities in their susceptibility to invasions, and we have a poor understanding of the underlying mechanisms. In this project we use information about >1200 introductions of fish species to Swedish lakes to examine what properties of ecological communities that make them resistant to invasive species. The project will generate knowledge that can be used in management, but there is also a strong focus on development of general theory within this field. The project is a cooperative effort involving Göran Englund, David Wardle and Jun Yu. Apply before February 15, 2011. More information is found at: .