A position for a Postdoctoral Researcher is available to work on the project "Does competition really structure ant communities in tropical forest canopies?" A highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher is sought to join a project that aims to explore the relative contribution of biotic (interspecies competition, forest structure) and abiotic effects (climate) on the structuring of canopy ant communities in tropical rain forests. The successful candidate will co-design, and conduct field surveys, and experimental transplants of ant colonies across different forest systems and between dominant species territories in New Guinea, a region with globally high insect and plant diversity. In addition to innovative manipulations of species composition, the project will include functional a

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