Prof. José Grünzweig

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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Neomi Maimon 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899



ראה גם: José_Gruenzweig

Research topics in our lab are human impacts on plants, ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles at the organismic, community and ecosystem scale. Specifically, we focus on climate change, biodiversity loss, land-use change and rising atmospheric CO2 as anthropogenic driving forces that influence the performance of plants, particularly trees, and the functioning and services of ecosystems, such as Mediterranean forests and shrublands.

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PhD Position in Dryland Oak Ecology



The Dryland Tree and Ecosystem Ecology Lab and The Sheffer Lab at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel have an opening for an outstanding and highly motivated PhD student in dryland tree ecology. The project is entitled Oaks on the Edge – Saving Oak Populations from the Threat of Climate Change, and includes collaboration with the labs of Prof. Dr. Frank Schurr, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, and of Prof. Dr. Britta Tietjen, Freie Universität Berlin in Germany.

treeBackground: Drier and hotter conditions due to climate change are expected to profoundly impact species-rich Mediterranean oak woodlands. This project aims to quantify the potential interactive effect of climate and livestock grazing on the growth, water relations and reproduction of a keystone oak species towards the dry edge of its global distribution.

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