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PhD Scholarship available – University of Copenhagen

11 April 2016

PhD Scholarship available

Available position

Using citizen science to examine behavior, resource use, biodiversity, and distributions of ants in Denmark

Applications are invited for a PhD scholarship at the Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. The PhD candidate will start as soon as October 1, 2016 and be enrolled for three years.

Project description
The PhD project is part of a newly funded citizen science project called Ant Hunt, which will engage children in Danish schools in discovering ant biodiversity in Denmark. The project will rely on data collected by the public, as well as data collected by the students, the research team, and other collaborators in Europe and elsewhere around the world. This project is part of a larger study led by Rob Dunn (see here) and Nate Sanders that tests hypotheses about the macroecology, community ecology, resource use, and behavioral ecology of ants, while engaging and encouraging the public to participate in the scientific endeavor. The student will not only get a chance to develop and ask and address exciting questions at the forefront of biodiversity science, but she will also have the opportunity to engage in public outreach within the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

PhD supervisors
Rob Dunn and Nate Sanders.

See the entire job description and apply via this link

Application deadline: 13-05-2016