Please find attached a short description of a PhD position in ecophysiology
offered in French Guiana. Could you post it on your list?
PhD Position Available Seasonal variations in CO2 and H2O gas exchange
(LEAF : photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, TRUNK : respiration,
transpiration) of canopy trees in the tropical rainforest of French Guiana,
South America: interspecific variability.
We are seeking an individual with strong research motivations and good
ecophysiology background to investigate the seasonal variations (wet vs dry
season) in leaf and trunk gas exchange of abundant canopy tree species in
the tropical rainforest of French Guiana, South America, in order to
understand the origin of the strong seasonal variations in Net Ecosystem
Exchange of this ecosystem (measured by the eddy correlation methodology at
the Guyaflux site). This research will be mainly based on field
measurements (in the Paracou tropical rainforest, 50 km from Kourou) and
candidates should have a strong motivation to work outdoors. Experience in
leaf gas exchange measurements is desirable.
Address: INRA, UMR ECOFOG, Campus Agronomique, BP 709, 97310 KOUROU, Guyane
Française (French Guiana, South America) Phone: 594 594 32 93
00 fax: 594 594 32 43 02 http://kourou.cirad.fr/umr/)
Administrative status and salary conditions:
Position is offered by the French public research institutes INRA (Institut
National de la Recherche Agronomique) and CNRS (Centre National de la
Recherche Scientific), each bringing half of the fellowship, for 3 years.
Monthly net salary will be about 1200 euros. Start in October-November 2006
Master degree in Forest Biology or Ecology. Background in ecophysioloy.
Strong affinities to work in the field (tropical rainforest). Working
language can be either English or French.
Review of applicants will begin on July 10th, 2006 and will continue until
a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should send a letter
of application, CV, statement of research interests and contact information
for at least one reference to:
Damien BONAL (damien.bonal at kourou.cirad.fr)
UMR ECOFOG, Campus agronomique, BP 709, 97310 KOUROU, Guyane française
Dr. Damien BONAL
INRA Kourou - UMR Ecofog
BP 709 - 97387 Kourou cedex
Guyane Française (French Guiana)
tel : 05 94 32 92 87 (+594 594 32 92 87)
fax : 05 94 32 43 02
mél : damien.bonal at kourou.cirad.fr
website : http://kourou.cirad.fr/umr/
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