A PhD position is available in the group of Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Innsbruck (Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee / Upper Austria).
In this position, you will experimentally examine the evolutionary ecology of the responses of the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis to changing environmental conditions under climate change. The specific goals are to reveal (1) how selection imposed by heatwaves operates on snail phenotypes and (2) how snails evolve over generations when periodically challenged by high temperature. The project is linked to other work in the research group of aquatic evolutionary ecology (led by Prof. Seppälä) that focuses on the evolutionary adaptation of organisms to environmental change and natural enemies.
General information about the research group Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology and the institute can be found at https://www.uibk.ac.at/limno/
Deadline 23rd June 2022