PhD Position in Microbial
Ecology, the Department of Ecology and Evolution/Limnology, Uppsala
The major aim of the PhD project is to study the effect of environmental
disturbances on the composition of bacterial communities. Particular
focus will be placed on the investigation of community assembly patterns
and mechanisms in temporal habitats where disturbances, such as draught
and other environmental changes, occur frequently. In addition, the
project will address the resistance and resilience of bacterial communities
and how they are related to the strength and frequency of a disturbance.
Approaches will include field studies and lab- as well as field experiments.
The project also requires the application of a range of molecular techniques
to characterize the bacterial community composition. The results of
this project will improve our knowledge about the regulating factors
of microbial diversity and the responses of microbial communities to
environmental change and perturbations.