PhD position agro-ecology / pollinator conservation @ Agroscope...

PhD position agro-ecology / pollinator conservation Project description Wild bees and other pollinating insects are key components of biodiversity and provide vital pollination services to crops and wild plants. However, they face multiple pressures including habitat loss, land use intensification or climate change. In two European Horizon 2020 projects, Agroscope aims, in collaboration with European…

PhD position in pollinator conservation @ Agroscope –...

PhD position in pollinator conservation (genetic diversity / ecology) Project description Wild bees and other pollinating insects are key components of biodiversity and provide vital pollination services to crops and wild plants. However, they face multiple threats including habitat loss, land use intensification or climate change. The European Horizon 2020 project SAFEGUARD (www.safeguard.biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de) aims to…

Academic Unit: Funded PhD Scholarship – NUI Galway,...

Project Title: Investigating Diversity and Adaptation in wild honeybees in Ireland Supervisor: Prof Grace McCormack, Zoology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway. Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time. Project description: It was understood that wild Apis mellifera colonies were extinct, or almost so, across its natural range. In addition the…

Postdoctoral postition – Climate effects on bees and...

Working places: Unité Mixte de Recherche 247 EGCE – Evolution, Génomes, Comportement et Ecologie – Gif-sur-Yvette – France (www.egce.cnrs-gif.fr), and fieldwork in several French study sites. Job description: We open a 3-year postdoc position related to an accepted international PRIMA project. The postdoc will study the resilience of pollinators (Apis and non-Apis bees) to climate…

Position for a PhD candidate in a research...

A position for a PhD candidate in a research project is available at the Bee Institute Kirchhain of the Landesbetrieb Landwirtschaft Hessen (www.llh.hessen.de). The project aims at exploring the effects of an innovative varroa management approach based on brood interruption in late summer on the vitality and productivity of colonies, in comparison to the conventional…

PhD position in honeybee ecology

Background: Honeybees are fascinating social insects, provide pollination services for major crops and many wild plant species, and beekeeping allows the harvest of honey and other valuable products. Land use intensification, climate change, limited availability of floral food resources, and new pests and parasites have change environmental conditions for honeybees and are linked to periodically…