A two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the Swedish University
of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.
Project description- The importance of winter climate on the carbon exchange
and tree growth of boreal forest stands will be evaluated using existing
Eddy Covariance data sets of NEE from several sites in Sweden as well as in
other parts of the of the boreal region. Carbon exchange dynamics will be
evaluated within and between years in relation to different winter climate
varaibles (e.g. extreme temperatures, duration, snow cover), with special
emphasis on the spring and fall transitions. Partitioning of NEE into GPP
and Re will link gas exchange dynamics to findings generated by other parts
of a larger project involving tree- and molecular level sensitivity of the
photosynthetic apparatus to winter freezing. To link C exchange to actual
biomass productivity, growth estimates of forest stands based on inventories
will be applied and also coring and tree ring analysis will be used to
achive a more long-term evaluation.
Qualifications - PhD-qualified researchers are invited to apply. a
background in ecosystem ecology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, eco
physiology, ecosystem-atmosphere exchang processes, or equivalent.
Experinece and understanding of eddy covariance, handeling large datasets,
and mathematical modelling of exchange processes is meriting.
Employment conditions – The position is funded as a two-year fellowship. For
additional information please contact Mats Öquist (contact information
below). The start date is somewhat flexible but is anticipated to start mid
winter, i.e. December-January.
How to apply
Review of interested candidates will start October 23 (2016) and continue
until a suitable candidate has been identified. To apply email your
Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter (including a short (<2pages) description of
previous research, current research interests and other activities relevant
for the position), list of scientific publications and the names and contact
information of two professional references to Mats Öquist (mats.oqu...@slu.se).
The Department of Forest Ecology and Management (www.seksko.se), Swedish
University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) conducts research and education in
both basic and applied science in the areas of Vegetation Ecology, Soil
Science and Forest Management. The major research focus is on the boreal
forest landscape, including peatlands and surface waters, but we have
activities also in other biomes.
SLU in Umeå shares campus with Umeå University. Umeå has ca 110 000
inhabitants, and is located a one-hour flight from Stockholm. Umeå is
located in the boreal forest (c. 15 km from the Baltic Sea and 300 km from
the Scandinavian mountain range on the border to Norway).
Detailed contact information
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU
SE-901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Tel.: +46 70 554 0361, email: mats.oqu...@slu.se