[Taxacom] International Graduate Program with multiple MSc and PhD positions available at the College of Forestry of Guangxi University, Nanning, China

Joeri Strijk alsophila1 at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 5 06:19:17 CST 2018


International Graduate Program 2018 with multiple MSc and PhD positions available at the College of Forestry of Guangxi University, Nanning, China

The Plant Ecophysiology and Evolution Group, Conservation Biology Group and Forest Dynamics Research Laboratory at Guangxi University (Nanning, China) are seeking highly motivated and productive International MSc and PhD students to engage in 3-4 year projects, starting in September 2018, in the following research fields:

(1) Plant Ecophysiology
-A: Plant Physiological Ecology including water relations
-B: Functional Plant Anatomy
-C: Photosynthesis and Photoprotection
-D: Functional traits and community assembly of subtropical forests

Projects are supervised by Prof. Kun-Fang Cao (kunfang.cao at gxu.edu.cn or caokf at xtbg.ac.cn) and Associate Prof. Shidan Zhu (zhushidan at gxu.edu.cn).
More information here:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/person/cao-kunfang/
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/person/shi-dan-zhu/

(2) Biodiversity Genomics
-A: Plant Genomics and Evolutionary Diversification
-B: Molecular Systematics and Plant Taxonomy
-C: Historical Plant Biogeography and Biome Assembly

Projects are supervised by Associate Prof. Joeri S. Strijk (jsstrijk at gxu.edu.cn).
More information here:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/person/joeri-sergej-strijk/

(3) Genetics
-A: Ecological Genomics.
-B: Conservation Genetics.

Projects are supervised by Associate Prof. Alison Wee (alisonwks at gmail.com).
More information here:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/person/alison-kim-shan-wee/

(4) Seed Ecophysiology
Uromi-A: Seed Ecology and Physiology

Projects are supervised by Associate Prof. Uromi Goodale (uromi.goodale at outlook.com).
More information here:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/person/uromi-manage-goodale/

(5) Ecophysiology and Coevolution
Gou-Feng Jiang-A: Plant Ecophysiology of Mangroves.
-B: Phylogenetics and Coevolution in Gymnosperms.

Projects are supervised by Dr. Jiang Guofeng (gfjiang at gxu.edu.cn).
More information here:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/person/jiang-guofeng/

(6) Ecology
-A: Animal Behavior.
-B: Breeding and Nesting Ecology.
-C: Ecotoxicology.
-D: Social and Economic Influences on Conservation Species Interaction Networks.
-E: Urban Ecology.
Projects are supervised by Faculty members of the Conservation Biology Group (Prof. Eben Goodale (eben.goodale at outlook.com), Dr. Aiwu Jiang, Dr. Christos Mammides, Dr. Myung-bok Lee, Dr. Ari Martinez).
More information here:
http://animal-ecology-guangxi.com/

(7) Tropical Forest Botany and Ecology
-A: Biodiversity Monitoring Forest Plots in Guangxi Province.
-B: Distribution and composition of the Philippine Island Flora: phylogenetics, ecological features, plant functional and reproductive traits.
Projects are supervised by Prof James V. LaFrankie of the Forest Dynamics Research Laboratory.
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Lafrankie3/

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The International Graduate Program at the College of Forestry offers fully funded MSc and PhD Fellowships for 3-4-year projects, with complete waivers for tuition fees and housing fees. Housing is provided in the International Student dormitories of the campus in Nanning. The first year consist of project orientation and study of Chinese language through courses in combination with introductory courses taught by faculty members of the three research groups. The other three years will be filled with fieldwork, professional courses and the research project.

Project applications are now invited for starting dates of projects in September 2018. The application deadline is March 31, 2018. Fellowships come with an ample monthly allowance for the full duration of the project. Applicants with a proven track record of successful publication in peer-reviewed journals will have an advantage.

Opportunities for the development of individual research projects as well as collaborative work, exist within our lab and with external groups. Candidates will be integrated in growing and multidisciplinary teams of Chinese and foreign researchers, providing a creative and stimulating research environment, and will work as part of teams studying the evolution, ecology, distribution, conservation and/or ecophysiology of selected taxa in Asia. Prior knowledge of Chinese is not mandatory as courses form an integral part of the curriculum, and the working language in our research groups is English.

All research groups are part of the College of Forestry, under the State Key Laboratory of Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, which houses a wide variety of laboratories and research teams. We are centrally located on the large Nanning city campus, with easy access to on-campus housing and day-to-day facilities for life on campus. Guangxi University (>25,000 students) in subtropical Nanning is part of the National 211 University Scheme of China (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_211) and is rapidly becoming a major research hub in Southern China. The city forms the natural gateway to South-East Asia, with Vietnam only 300kms away and direct international connecting flights available to most major cities in Asia from the new Nanning International Airport. For a picture impression of daily life on our campus, research in our groups and life in Nanning, please visit our website here:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/contact-us/

Please visit our group websites and research pages for more information on our teams and research:
http://www.plant-ecophysiology-evolution.com/
http://animal-ecology-guangxi.com/
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/James_Lafrankie3/

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To apply for any of these positions, please email a statement of research interests and goals, a curriculum vitae, and the email addresses of three references directly to the individual project leaders:

Application information:
(1) Plant Physiological Ecology. Functional Plant Anatomy. Photosynthesis and Photoprotection. Functional traits and community assembly of subtropical forests.
Prof. Kun-Fang Cao (kunfang.cao at gxu.edu.cn or caokf at xtbg.ac.cn).
Prof. Shidan Zhu (zhushidan at gxu.edu.cn).
(2) Plant Genomics and Evolutionary Diversification. Molecular Systematics and Plant Taxonomy. Historical Plant Biogeography and Biome Assembly.
Associate Prof. Joeri S. Strijk (jsstrijk at gxu.edu.cn).
(3) Ecological Genomics. Conservation Genetics.
Associate Prof. Alison Wee (alisonwks at gmail.com).
(4) Seed Ecology and Physiology.
Associate Prof. Uromi Goodale (uromi.goodale at outlook.com).
(5) Plant Ecophysiology of Mangroves. Phylogenetics and Coevolution in Gymnosperms.
Dr. Jiang Guofeng (gfjiang at gxu.edu.cn).
(6) Animal Behavior. Breeding and Nesting Ecology. Ecotoxicology. Social and Economic Influences on Conservation Species Interaction Networks. Urban Ecology.
Prof. Eben Goodale (eben.goodale at outlook.com).
(7) Biodiversity Monitoring Forest Plots in Guangxi Province. Distribution and composition of the Philippine Island Flora.
Prof James V. LaFrankie (jlafrankie at yahoo.com)

Review of applications will begin immediately.



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