The Leibniz-Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin, Germany, offers 2 PhD positions on the “Relevance of parasites and vectors in freshwater ecosystems”.
Depending on their interests and skills, the candidates and the supervisors will choose one out of four topics:
- Impact of coevolution on susceptibility and resistance to the swim bladder nematode Anguillicola crassus in eels (supervisors: K. Knopf, M. T. Monaghan).
- Zoonotic risk of endemic fish-borne trematodes (supervisor: K. Knopf).
- Impact of parasites on top-down control of periphyton and regime shifts in lakes (supervisors: K. Knopf, S. Hilt).
- Ecology and evolution of mosquitoes in urban, agricultural, and natural environments (supervisor: M. T. Monaghan).
Application deadline: 11th February 2014
Please see also: http://www.igb-berlin.de/stellenangebote-details/items/373.html