PhD position at VITO- Quantification of phosphorus flux

Early Stage Researcher (PhD) Fellowships – ESR1, Quantification of phosphorus fluxvito
The Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO) calls for candidates for a PhD-position available from October 2016 onwards. The fellowship “Quantification of phosphorus flux” is available within the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.Further information and the full terms and conditions regarding eligibility are provided on http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/about-msca/actions/itn/index_en.htmor https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/en/h2020-section/marie-sklodowska-curie-actions Work Programme 2014-2015.

Application process

Candidates should provide the following information before August 15 in one file for their application :
1. A detailed CV with covering letter which explains your suitability, competence and motivation for scientific research and the fellowship
2. All undergraduate level certificates including university grades. Foreign documents should be sent as certified English translations.
3. A summary of technical and scientific experience
4. A synopsis of the undergraduate/Master’s level thesis if applicable, or a detailed description of any previous research project and its appropriate work plan
5. A list of publications and/or presentations at meetings, if applicable
6. Contact information of two referees
Applications should be addressed by email to: Ingeborg Joris (ingeborg.joris@vito.be) and in cc to Ilse Van Keer (ilse.vankeer@vito.be).
Additional information
Further information on other fellowships available within the INSPIRATION Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/. Further information on the INSPIRATION project and consortium partners can be found on http://www.inspirationitn.eu

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Organic Acids Regulation of Chemical−Microbial Phosphorus Transformations in Soils

Daniel Blackburn and coauthors detailed and quantified the different processes occurring with soil phosphorus when organic acids are added at different doses. This paper published in Environmental Science & Technology journal brings new insight to the plant P bioavailability and its relation to soil P desorption and diffusion kinetics, as well as to the soil microbial biomass.

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OP2016 – Guest of Honour Anthony F Harrison – Speech replay

Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security (https://op2016.com/)

Replay of the speech by the OP2016 Guest of Honour Anthony F Harrison, Author of ‘The Blue Book’: Harrison, A.F. Soil organic phosphorus: a review of world literature. 1987, 257p.

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OP2016 – Charlie Shand – Effects of citrate on the solubilisation of soil phosphorus

Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security (https://op2016.com/)
Session 5: Organic phosphorus in soil and waters: Stocks, flows and impact of scale
Dr Charlie Shand, James Hutton Institute
Title: Effects of citrate on the solubilisation of soil phosphorus

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OP2016 – Daniel Blackburn – Soil phosphorus dynamics at increasing citric and oxalic acid doses

Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security (https://op2016.com/)
Session 3: Biotic interactions in organic phosphorus cycling ‐Plants
Dr Daniel Blackburn, Lancaster University
Title: Understanding soil phosphorus dynamics at increasing citric and oxalic acid doses

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OP2016 – Courtney Giles – A Tale of Two Exudates: The role of citrate and phytase in unlocking the potential of soil organic phosphorus for plant nutrition

Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security (https://op2016.com/)
Session 3: Biotic interactions in organic phosphorus cycling ‐ Plants
Dr Courtney Giles, The James Hutton Institute
Title: A Tale of Two Exudates: The role of citrate and phytase in unlocking the potential of soil organic phosphorus for plant nutrition

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OP2016 – Gu Feng – Carbon:phosphorus ratio and plant‐AM fungi and bacteria association

Organic Phosphorus in the Environment: Solutions for Phosphorus Security (https://op2016.com/)
Session 4 Biotic interactions in organic phosphorus cycling ‐ Microbes
Prof. Gu Feng, China Agricultural University
Title: Carbon:phosphorus ratio drive bacterium mediated phytate mineralization and competition for phosphorus among plant‐AM fungi and bacteria association

 

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