“EarthShape – Earth Surface Shaping by Biota” explores how biologic processes form soil, influence topography, and thereby shape the Earth surface. The 15 interdisciplinary projects that encompass the fields Geology, Ecology, Soil Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry conduct research at four study sites within in the Chilean Coastal Range. It is a natural laboratory to study how biology and topography interact. In a network between German universities and research centers you will be trained in interdisciplinary methods and conduct joint field work and training workshops.
Interested applicants should contact the supervisors (SV) at the potential host institutions (see list below, these will also handle your applications). Projects will begin between January and March 2019 and are funded for three years. Additional information about each position is provided at the project’s webpage www.earthshape.net. For a list of the available PhD and Postdoc positions, work locations, and supervisors see flyer.