PhD opportunity in eucalypt wood property variation

EucXylo is currently recruiting for a funded PhD position at Stellenbosch University; the successful candidate will investigate wood property variation in eucalypts as a function of fine-scale growth and ecophysiological responses to environment in the context of an ongoing long-term monitoring study.

The site of the long-term monitoring trial

The study will utilise an experiment involving the intensive monitoring of growth, ecophysiology and wood formation in four eucalypt varieties over 18 – 24 months. The successful student will need to have a background in plant physiology, be comfortable setting up and using various scientific instrumentation (e.g. sap flow, weather station, soil water sensors, etc.) and capable of efficiently managing and analysing large volumes of detailed, complex data. Students who also have skills/background in wood anatomy will be particularly well suited to this project.

Applicants must have a minimum of an M.Sc. degree from a recognised institution, achieved with an above-average grade, in an appropriate biological field.

Applications for this round are open until the end of January 2021; please see this link for more details and information on how to apply.

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