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2-year Postdoc position available!

“DArwin's Naturalization Conundrum rEvisited (DANCE) – Darwin meets omics”

We offer a 2-year postdoc on Darwin's naturalization conundrum, with fieldwork on MIRENs beautiful Tenerife field site

The project is about analyzing the role of plant species phylogenetic and functional relatedness for invasion success along the elevation gradients which have been surveyed worldwide by the Mountain Invasion Research Network.

A very novel approach is that we will not only use traditional functional traits to assess functional dissimilarity, but for one region (Tenerife), we will analyze leave and root metabolites and compare metabolic dissimilarity between native and non-native species. Therefore, we search for a person with experience or at least a strong interest in chemical analyses.

PI of the project is Sylvia Haider and working place will be the University of Halle, Germany. The project is funded by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig (

Project collaborators: Steffen Neumann (IPB Halle), Nicole van Dam, Henriette Uthe, Marten Winter (all iDiv), Curtis Daehler (University of Hawaii), José Arévalo (Tenerife), and of course the Mountain Invasion Research Network.

Deadline for application is September 10.

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