May 11, 2023   •   News

Postdoc & PhD positions: Livestock Systems

Closing date: 19 May 2023

Location: Technical University of Munich, Germany

Click on the titles below, or download the relevant files, to learn more about the positions and how to apply.

Postdoctoral position (m/f/d) modelling livestock systems

This research project will study the productivity of livestock, grasslands and key links to biogeochemical cycles. We conduct both empirical and modelling work in the Gran Chaco of Argentina through collaboration with researchers from the National Research Council (CONICET), and in Kenya and Tanzania in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and other African and European research partners.

PhD position (m/f/d) Nutrient cycling and carbon storage in grazed systems

This doctoral research project will study productivity grasslands and key links to nutrient cycling, carbon sequestration and and species diversity. The field work will take place in the dry forest ecosystem of the Gran Chaco of Argentina, in collaboration with researchers from CONICET, the Argentinean national research council.

PhD position (m/f/d) Tropical grasslands restoration

This doctoral position will generate empirical evidence to understand the functioning of grazing systems in Kenya where livestock graze with large mammals. This research project will examine the potential to use grazing duration and intensity and manipulation of plant species to assess the potential for grassland restoration. The experiments will assess the effects of grazing on productivity and stability of grasslands, aiming to detect early restoration success. This work is conducted in close collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and their network of partners.