Haz una estancia científica de dos meses en el CREAF

» CREAF Summer Fellowships: Come to CREAF to catch the science bug!»
Summer fellowships for undergraduate students! Participants will have the opportunity to work side by side with CREAF researchers during two months between May and October 2021. Selected students will receive a 2000€ stipend plus travel costs up to 200€.

Applicants must send their curriculum vitae, academic grades and a motivation letter (maximum 500 words) in PDF format before the 31st of March (click on the online link below).

We are looking for talented undergraduate students that want to be the protagonist of a new generation of ecologists. Spend two months (between May and October 2021) with our researchers, doing fieldwork, lab work, travelling, learning about databases. This experience will be a turning point in your studies, we want to inspire you as a future scientist in ecology.
The Fellowship is addressed to talented undergraduate university students of any nationality in an advanced year of their degrees.
WHEN IT WILL BE RUNNING?
Participants will have the opportunity to work side by side with CREAF researchers during two months between May and October 2021*.
WHAT DOES THE FELLOWSHIP INCLUDE?
Selected students will receive a 2000€ stipend plus travel costs up to 200€. Health insurance should be covered by fellow’s own account.
THE SELECTION PROCESS
The Fellowship is addressed to talented undergraduate university students of any nationality in an advanced year of their degrees.
HOW CAN I APPLY?
Applicants must send their curriculum vitae, academic grades and a motivation letter (maximum 500 words) in PDF format before the 31st of March.
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LIST OF THE POTENTIAL PROJECTS
Agri-ecological measures to enhance pollinator and natural enemy diversity in apple orchards. Hosts: Dr. Jordi Bosch and Dr. Anselm Rodrigo.
Cascading ecological consequences of a rapidly spreading snake invasion for native communities on a Mediterranean island ecosystem. Host: Dr. Oriol Lapiedra.
Collecting data and creating the atlas of the amphibians of the natural park of Aiguamolls de l’Empordà. Host: Dr. Sandra Saura Mas.
Drought effects over soil arthropod communities and feed-backs to organic matter decomposition in a Mediterranean forest. Hosts: Dr. Guille Peguero and Dr. Josep Peñuelas.
Endangered and protected flora of the Mediterranean basin coast: knowledge and management actions. Host: Dr. Sandra Saura Mas.
Exploring forest resilience to climate change-induced extreme events and disturbances. Host: Dr. Franscisco Lloret.
Heating up the world: the effects of global warming on the water cycle and the N-P-K cycles in Arctic basins. Host: Estela Romero.
Nutrient availability and body size abundance distributions of oribatid mites in tropical rainforests. Hosts: Dr. Josep Peñuelas and Laura Márquez.
Permafrost nutrient cycling in a warming world. Hosts: Dr. Olga Margalef, Dr. Oriol Grau and Dr. Josep Peñuelas.
CALENDAR
March: call for Summer Fellowships
April: students selection from submitted applications
May-Oct: Summer Fellowship Programme development*
November 2021: Evaluation of the Programme

** According to the state of the COVID pandemic, the dates of the stay may benefit from flexibility in common agreement between the hosting researcher and the student.

Seguimiento de la fecundidad de las encinas Quercus ilex del Parque Nacional de Cabañeros

Se ofrece la oportunidad de realizar un TFG (o prácticas) dentro un proyecto de seguimiento a largo plazo sobre la fecundidad de encinas en el Parque Nacional de Cabañeros en colaboración con investigadores del Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. El objetivo de este estudio a largo plazo es analizar si existen compromisos entre distintos componentes de la fecundidad y las pérdidas predispersivas (fallo en la polinización, aborción, depredación por insectos) y si estos compromisos están influidos por factores climáticos y de gestión del encinar.

El trabajo consistiría en medir el tamaño de las bellotas y de las cosechas de 2018 de 130 árboles provistos de trampas de semillas en el Parque Nacional de Cabañeros. Las bellotas se recogerán entre febrero y abril de 2019 en dos salidas de campo, una de un día de duración a principios de marzo para recoger los contenidos de las trampas de semillas, y otra a principios de abril de 3-4 días (con alojamiento en el interior del Parque Nacional) para separar las bellotas de la hojarasca. Las bellotas se medirían a continuación en el Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales.

Los interesados por favor que se pongan en contacto lo antes posible con Mario Díaz (mario.diaz@mncn.csic.es).

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