Supported within the framework of the German Research Foundation - DFG - financed International Research Training Group TERRECO, focusing on the evaluation of ecosystem services in mountainous landscapes, the University of Bayreuth is offering:
1 Doctoral Stipend in Ecophysiology / Ecohydrology (beginning as filled)The research focuses on spatial assessments of plant growth and production in landscapes of South Korea, on seasonal carbon and water exchange fluxes, and on remote sensing of these ecosystem properties. The work will be carried out within a student and faculty team that has expertise on plant growth modelling, spatial simulations, measurements of carbon and water exchange at leaf, plant and ecosystem level with chambers and eddy covariance methodology, with laser absorption spectroscopy, and with remote sensing. The exact theme of the doctoral work will be adjusted to the experience of the candidate.
The research group is a joint activity of the University of Bayreuth, Kangwon National University in Chuncheon, Korea, and the Korean Forest Research Institute in Seoul. The goals of the TERRECO-IRTG focus on building a bridge between spatial patterns of ecosystem performance in complex terrain and derived ecosystem services critical for human well-being. Further information is available at http://www.bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de/terreco.
The TERRECO project is an educational initiative of the UBT BayCEER faculty consortium Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research within the framework of the Bayreuth Graduate School of Natural Sciences. Participants will conduct research in both Germany and Korea. A transdisciplinary study component is carried out in both countries.
Doctoral stipends pay 1150 Euro per month in Bayreuth plus travel costs and a supplemental living cost of 1300 Euro for months spent in Korea.
Interested persons should send a copy of high school diploma and course transcript, copies of transcripts and certificates of Bachelor and MSc or Diplom degrees, a statement of personal interest, and a curriculum vitae by email to: John.Tenhunen@uni-bayreuth.de