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Research Training Group: Interdisciplinary approach to functional biodiversity

research (IBR) Excellent qualification in the framework of biodiversity research at the 

University of Oldenburg The Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) of Lower Saxony 

supports the Research Training Group [UTF-8?]“IBR“ with

15 PhD scholarships

Start: 01.11.2014 (scholarships will be given for 3 years each)

The Carl von Ossietzky University is a dynamic, continuously growing university with 

biodiversity research as one of its priority programs.

Understanding the response of biodiversity to the pressures of global change and its role for 

ecosystem functions requires integrative research across basic ecology, evolutionary biology 

and theory as well as interdisciplinary approaches to biodiversity conservation and 

management. The Research Training Group (RTG) [UTF-8?]„IBR: Interdisciplinary approach to 

functional biodiversity [UTF-8?]research“ is aiming to investigate biodiversity in overarching 

approaches across terrestrial and marine habitats studying microbes, primary producers and 

higher evel consumers, focusing on the link between biodiversity and ecosystem processes.

Projects are organized in clusters:

A) Spatial Dynamics: to study the potential for rapid evolution under changing conditions as 

well as phylogenetic constraints on the emergent properties of communities and ecosystems

B) Eco-evolutionary Dynamics: to understand how the ability of a species to adapt to unstable 

conditions contributes to [UTF-8?]„ecosystem [UTF-8?]functioning“

C) Resilience and Biodiversity: in coupled human - environment systems in light of 

biodiversity loss in anthropogenically dominated ecosystems

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. 

Therefore, equally qualified female candidates shall be given preference. Applicants with 

disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

The program is addressed to candidates having a master's or diploma degree in biology or 

related subjects with excellent study achievements. The willingness to work on an 

interdisciplinary PhD project and good English language skills are expected.

Topics, single projects and details of the application requirements can be viewed on the 

website of the RTG (www.icbm.de/ibr).

Please indicate up to three projects in your application and rank them according to your 

personal preference.

Please send your application preferentially as a single PDF file including the usual documents 

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