Recruiting: Funded PhD in Agricultural Ecology

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Can increased plant diversity in agricultural grasslands improve adaptation to drought?

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD research position funded by Teagasc, and in collaboration with Maynooth University.

This PhD project will help resolve global food security problems in the fight against climate change. As well as being of applied importance, this project will also have strong relevance to testing ecological theories about diversity and stability. Main activities of this PhD research will include design and maintenance of field experiments; data collection, analysis and interpretation, and; publication of results in international journals. There will also be opportunities for travel to visit other laboratories abroad and/or attend international conferences.

Applications should be sent to (Dr John Finn) by 31st May 2017 and should include a covering letter and CV, and the names and contact details of two academic referees. The start date of the position will be in October 2017.

Further information via Farmland ecology blog.

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