Post-Doctoral Scholarship in Quantitative Ecology -Brazil
Post-Doctoral Scholarship in Quantitative Ecology
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
We announce a Post-Doctoral position to develop research on the analysis of
multidimensional causes and effects across ecosystem trophic levels at the Department
of Ecology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). The project is planned for
two years and will involve the participation of the Italian mathematician-statistician, Prof.
Sergio Camiz (Sapienza Università di Roma), together with a PhD student, in the
activities of the Quantitative Ecology Lab led by Prof. Valério Pillar at UFRGS. The position
is forecast starting March 2015.
This project aims at adapting/developing and evaluating methods for (1) the analysis and
testing of hypotheses concerning multidimensional causes and effects across ecosystem
compartments and (2) the analysis of the temporal dynamics of communities and
ecosystems. For this, the methods should compare data tables in order to derive
information concerning the relations among the items belonging to different ecosystem
compartments, which are then used for the testing of causal connections and for
examining temporal dynamics.
SEE PDF attached for additional information.