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PhD studentships: lichen biodiversity gradients & lichen genomics

Aug 12

Written by: SuperUser Account
8/12/2015 2:47 AM 

We are currently seeking applications for 2 PhD students -- one to be based at The University of Colorado, and one to be based at The New York Botanical Garden -- to advance research on a recently funded project on biodiversity gradients in a global lichen diversity hotspot: the Southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern North America. The PhD students will be expected to develop an independent research project pertinent to the theme of lichen biodiversity gradients in the southern Appalachians. This research will draw evidence from diverse fields such as genomics, fieldwork, and systematic biology including: -intensive field study and biodiversity inventory -molecular systematics, taxonomy, phylogenomics -biodiversity gradients, biogeography, endemism -large scale genome assemblies for algal and fungal symbiotic partners -outreach and conservation Prior experience or training in lichenology or mycology are preferred. The PhD position is to be begin in the fall of 2016 (refer to our respective websites for information on admissions to our programs). Prospective students should inquire directly with Erin Tripp (erin.tripp@colorado.edu; University of Colorado) or James Lendemer (jlendemer@nybg.org; New York Botanical Garden), including your CV as well as statement of interest in your inquiry.

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