05/09/2020
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Doctoral student: Vegetation dynamics and plant-animal interactions in the Sahel region of Ferlo (Se

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Environmental science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    25/09/2020 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › MARSEILLE 06
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    16/11/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The doctoral registration school will be that of the Integrated Systems in Biology, Agronomy, Geosciences, Hydrosciences, Environment of Montpellier, specializing in Ecology and Biodiversity. The host laboratory will be UMI 3189, in collaboration with CEFE. The host team will be the CEFE IBiotics team in France and the team from the Vegetal Ecology and Hydro-ecology Laboratory of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. The doctoral student will work in collaboration with the National Agency of the Great Green Wall in Senegal.

The main theme of this PhD thesis concerns the dynamics of vegetation and plant-animal interactions in the Sahelian zone of Ferlo (Senegal). This thesis will consist of an ecological study of the socio-ecosystems of the Great Green Wall along two axes:
1.The dynamics of the plant populations of the implanted species will be analysed through:
- vegetation monitoring work: inventory of three sites representative of Sahelian ecosystems (vegetation surveys, dendrometric studies using conventional methods and drones, etc.), monitoring of reforested plots, from seed selection to interannual plant growth. Analysis of the differential success rates between natural and experimental plots, between inoculated and uninoculated plants, between watered and unwatered plants, etc.
- surveys to be carried out at the level of local populations on plant species that have existed in the area, and the reasons for their disappearance (climatic, anthropogenic causes, etc.).
2.Plant-animal interactions will be described according to:
- the types of interactions
- the chemical aspects of these interactions: composition and chemical properties of leaves and other plant organs (biochemistry, composition of organs: leaves, bark, roots...)

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Additional comments

The expected disciplinary skills are as follows (Master 2 degree or equivalent):
- Ecology
- Botany
- Population dynamics
- Plant-plant, plant-animal, and especially plant-insect interactions
Knowledge of chemical ecology would be a plus.
Fluency in spoken/written/read English
Proficiency in spoken/written/read French
Strong autonomy and motivation

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    None

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Environnement, Santé, Sociétés
France
MARSEILLE 06

EURAXESS offer ID: 555943
Posting organisation offer ID: 17354

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