Insect Communities

New Ph.D. position for pollination research in Cameroon

Topic: Plant-pollinator interactions along an Afrotropical altitudinal gradient

We are seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student to join a project assessing studies of plant-pollinator relationships between selected flowering plants and their pollinators on Mt. Cameroon. The research is focused on changes of general characteristics of pollination networks along the altitude, as well as on case studies of selected pollination systems. The student will process already collected data and material, as well as actively participate in field sampling (at least two times during the study) of data and their subsequent processing in collaboration with international specialists. The length of the study is 4 years.

More details can be found here.

Male of Xylocopa cf. caffra approaching a flower of Hypoestes aristata in the Bamenda Highlands. © R. Tropek