The RangeX project (“Mechanisms underlying the success and impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of range-expanding species under climate change”) seeks to better understand the processes and impacts of plants that are expanding their ranges following climate warming, and to use this knowledge to inform the development of policy regarding range-expanding plant species.
RangeX has been recommended for funding by the BiodivERsA COFUND Call on Biodiversity and Climate Change. The project consortium involves partners from Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, and will work closely with collaborators from across the MIREN network.
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For more information: please contact the project coordinator Jake Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org) for general information about RangeX.
We are recruiting!
We are recruiting one doctoral and four postdoctoral candidates to join the RangeX team from April 2021. Please follow the links below for specific calls for each position. Interested candidates may apply for multiple positions but must do so via the submission systems of the relevant institutions. Please note that submission deadlines for each position differ slightly, with the earliest being 4th January 2021.
Post-doc position on the role of soil biota in range shifts of mountain plant species under climate change [Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden. Contact: Paul Kardol (email@example.com)]
Doctoral researcher on impacts of range-expanding species on plant biodiversity [Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. Contact: Sylvia Haider (firstname.lastname@example.org)]
Post-doc position on the processes controlling the establishment of range-expanding species and their impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems [University of Bergen, Norway. Contact: Vigdis Vandvik (Vigdis.Vandvik@uib.no)]
Post-doctoral Research Fellow position on elevational change in woody species and management efficacy, in the Maloti-Drakensberg [Afromontane Research Unit (ARU), University of the Free State, South Africa. Applications to: Ralph Clark (ClarkVR@ufs.ac.za)]
Post-doc position on the role of range-expanding plant species in plant-pollinator interactions tracked by using novel computer vision and deep learning tools [Aarhus University (AU), Denmark. Contact: Toke Høye (email@example.com)]