University of Bordeaux offers a Nitrogen Deposition PhD position in the BIOGECO - BIOdiversity, Genes & Communities Unit in Bordeaux, France. The successful candidate will work as part of Safeguard, which brings together world-leading researchers, NGOs, industry and policy experts to help Europe reverse the losses of wild pollinators and their values and ecosystem services.
The successful candidate will investigate how chronic Nitrogen pollution of semi-natural grasslands disrupts the availability or nutritional quality of floral resources and the consequences for bee species diets and plant-bee interactions, which provide pollination services supporting diverse and healthy ecosystems.
This PhD evaluates the risks to bee pollinators by addressing three key evidence gaps:
- How does Nitrogen deposition affect ecosystem floral biodiversity and nutritional resources for pollinators?
- How does chronic Nitrogen enrichment affect the nutrient composition of nectar and pollen in bee diets?
- Do these shifts in ecosystem resources re-organize pollinator communities and affect bee performance?
The candidate should have a Master in Ecology, Ing. Environment.
Knowledge required for this position includes:
- Skills: biology, ecology, data analyses, driving license
- Language : French: Upper Intermediate/ English: Upper Intermediate
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