Last application date Sep 30, 2020 23:59
Department LA21 - Department of Plants and Crops
Employment category Research staff group 1
Contract Limited duration
Degree Master degree in Bioscience Engineering, Engineering, Physics, Biology, or an equivalent degree. Students who will graduate in September 2020 can also apply for this position.
Occupancy rate 100%
Vacancy Type Research staff
Relevance of green stem tissues to hydraulics of urban trees (international 4-year research project; cooperation of Ghent University (Prof. Kathy Steppe) and the University of Innsbruck (Prof. Stefan Mayr)). The project deals with the relevance of green stem tissues to tree hydraulics of urban trees. Based on numerous methods, such as sap flow and stem diameter measurements or acoustic emission analyses, the functional importance of these tissues during drought and frost will be investigated in potted trees of several species, and in adult sycamore trees in Ghent and Innsbruck to compare their hydraulic performance under natural drought and winter stress in a temperate versus alpine climate.
The candidate will work at the Laboratory of Plant Ecology (Department of Plants and Crops, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University) under the supervision of Prof. Kathy Steppe (UGent) and Prof. Stefan Mayr (UIBK). The project is at the core of the lab’s mission: http://www.plantecology.ugent.be
Tentative starting date: October 2020.
|Title||PhD Student - Department of Plants and Crops|
|Job location||Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33, 9000 Gent|
|Published||July 20, 2020|
|Application deadline||September 30, 2020|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Ecology,   Biotechnology,   Agronomy,   Botany and plant science,   Crop Science,   Plant Fertilization, Animal and Human Nutrition,   Bioengineering  |