Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position in Plant Ecology | Cedar Creek EcosystemScience ReserveLong Term Ecological Research | Forest, MS, 39074, US
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Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position in Plant Ecology | Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Minnesota to collaborate on multiple projects that aim to advance understanding of how biodiversity contributes to the stability of ecosystems and populations. The proposed projects will: (1) test new theoretical predictions regarding how invariability depends on its resistance and resilience components; (2) determine how invariability, resistance, and resilience depend on plant species traits and species interactions; and (3) through a synthesis working group, scale out to other grasslands and forests and up to larger spatial scales to test theoretical predictions regarding dependence of invariability on its resistance and resilience components, and how invariability, resistance, and resilience depend on plant species traits. This project will build on our previous related biodiversity-stability research (e.g., Isbell et al. 2015 Nature). The postdoc will be co-supervised by Drs. Isbell, Hobbie, and Reich, and will work as part of a larger team that also includes Drs. Jen Lau and Julie Etterson.