Discovering nature's wonder
An interview with Jaboury Ghazoul on Mongabay.com
Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series
To be announced.
Ghazoul, J. and Sheil, D. 2010. Tropical Rain Forest Ecology, Diversity and Conservation. Oxford University Press.
Ismail, S., J. Ghazoul, G. Ravikanth, R. Uma Shaanker, C. G. Kushalappa and C. J. Kettle (2012). Does long-distance pollen dispersal preclude inbreeding in tropical trees? Fragmentation genetics of Dysoxylum malabaricum in an agro-forest landscape. Molecular Ecology 21(22): 5484-5496.
Garcia-Ulloa, J., Sloan, S., Pacheco, P., Ghazoul, J. & Koh, L.P. (2012). Lowering environmental costs of oil-palm expansion in Colombia. Conserv Lett. 5, 366-375.
Finger, A., Kettle, C.J., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Forest fragmentation genetics in a formerly widespread island endemic tree: Vateriopsis seychellarum (Dipterocarpaceae). Molecular Ecology, 21, 2369-2382.
Ghazoul, J. (2012) The challenge of inferring palaeoclimates from extant plant distributions: an example from Dipterocarpus. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 173, 80-81.
Hennig, E.I. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Pollinating animals in the urban environment. Urban Ecosystems, 15, 149-166.
Humbert, J.-Y., Ghazoul, J., Richner, N., Walter, T. (2012) Uncut grass refuges mitigate the impact of mechanical meadow harvesting on orthopterans. Biological Conservation, in press.
Lab management, including ordering supplies, taking care of lab equipment and general day to day running of a genetics lab.
Lab security, training of new students on laboratory techniques and laboratory
|Procedures||Routine laboratory related functions including DNA extraction and PCR based methods particularly high-throughput genotyping with microsatallites, RFLP's and AFLP's|
|Job requirements||The successful candidate will have an apprenticeship in Biologielaborant/-in and preferably 1-2 years experience working in a laboratory. Knowledge of molecular-genetic research techniques and experience in acquiring and storing laboratory consumables, materials, and equipment in a molecular lab. Experience with scientific equipment used in a molecular laboratory and preferably knowledge of microsatallite marker development and DNA sequencing.|
You will be extremely methodical and with excellent organizational skills. Confident working alone and within a small team based within the lab of the Professorship of Ecosystem Management ETH Zentrum. We are a young and dynamic group of scientists working in both Swiss and tropical ecosystems. For more information: www.ecology.ethz.ch.
|Language||German and English would be advantageous.|
|Terms of employment||Two year employment at 80% with the possibility of renewal.|
1st of January or by negotiation.
Please send a letter of application with CV and name of two referees to Dr Andrea Pluess preferably by email (andrea.pluess (at) env.ethz.ch) by the 5th October 2007. ETH Zurich, Ecosystem Management Group, Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystems CHN G 73.2 Universitaetsstrasse 16, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland.
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