Positions available in our Seasonality in the Cape project
We seek several students, a postdoc and a research technician to join our NRF ACCESS funded “Seasonality in the Cape” project exploring the impacts of changes in rainfall seasonality on vegetation and birds in the global biodiversity hotspot of the Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR). Changes in seasonality of rainfall might have profound impacts for this highly diverse and endemic vegetation in the only winter-rainfall dominated region of sub-Saharan Africa.
Our project will combine large-scale outdoor experiments with remote-sensing and citizen science data across the GCFR to tackle this issue. Opportunity exists for the development of key skills in: field experimental approaches, collecting and analysing physiological, demographic and community data, ecological remote sensing and data analysis. All student positions start 1 July 2018 and the post-doc and technician position 1 June 2018.
See the attached advert for more details.