Our working group Functional Aquatic Ecotoxicology is looking for a PhD student to work on the DFG-funded project “The relevance of the BIOdiversity TO FUNction relationship in heterotrophic aquatic systems under stress (BIO2FUN)”.
The PhD study investigates the stress tolerance of complex pristine microbial communities, as well as communities either adapted to a mixture of organic micropollutants and nutrients or fungicides. Those communities’ leaf decomposition efficiency will be quantified under exposure towards increasing levels of nutrients and fungicides. By linking these responses to traits of individual aquatic fungal species, BIO2FUN aims at disentangling the underlying mechanisms.
For more details on the project and to apply, please see the official job posting.
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