Friday, April 13, 2012

The Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University invites applications for three 2-year postdoc positions at its new Center for Informatics Research on Complexity in Ecology (CIRCE, lead by prof. Jens-Christian Svenning). 

Ecosystems are highly complex in structure and function, and global change makes it critical to understand how this complexity affects ecosystem responses to environmental trends and shifts. At the same time informatics-based methodologies (cyberinfrastructure, GIS, statistics etc.) provide unprecedented possibilities for breakthroughs. CIRCE studies the importance of complexity for how ecosystems function and respond to environmental change, focusing on three major complexity factors (species interactions, dispersal, and environmental variability) to assess their general importance, how they interact, and the mechanisms involved. CIRCE employs an informatics approach, analyzing large ecological data sets using advanced statistical modeling. 

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