ancient DNA analyses and species distribution modelling” (m/f/d)
Background Rapid warming in the Arctic is expected to cause biodiversity change. However, we are lacking basic understanding on how quickly different species adapt and will shift their distribution poleward. This knowledge gap hinders our ability to make precise predictions about the future state of the Arctic. As part of the advertised PhD project three key questions will be addressed: How can we learn from past species specific dispersal pattern inferred from proxy data to better understand and predict future change? How fast can Arctic species shift their distribution northwards to track preferred climate and ecological niches? Which arctic areas should we protect now to safeguard the long-term survival of arctic biodiversity?
Additional skills and knowledge
Please contact Prof. Dr. Ulrike Herzschuh ([email protected]; +49 331 58174-5601) or Dr. Simeon Lisovski ([email protected]; +49(331)58174 5635) for further information.
This position is limited to 3 years. The salary will be paid in accordance with the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federation (Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes, TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13 (66%). The place of employment will be Potsdam. All doctoral candidates will be members of AWI's postgraduate program POLMAR or another graduate school and thus benefit from a comprehensive training program and extensive support measures.
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We look forward to your application!
Please submit your application by April 5 th, 2023 exclusively online. Reference number: 23/61/D/Geo-b