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[Met-jobs] 3 Post-docs & 1 Ph.D Student Positions at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:00:24 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Three post-doctoral researcher and one Ph.D. student positions:
Modelling terrestrial biogeochemical cycles, climate change-land use
change interactions and feedbacks

Land-use and land-cover changes (LULCC) are a major contributor to
global and regional climate change. Yet our quantitative understanding
of the manifold LULCC - climate interactions is still poor. In order to
improve our knowledge of climate change impacts on a number of
terrestrial ecosystem processes, and of the impacts of LULCC on climate
change in turn, we seek to address in particular the following topics:

----Effects of forest management, secondary forest re-growth and
mortality on terrestrial carbon balance

----Effects of climate change and LULCC on vegetation dynamics and
emissions of aerosol precursors (wildfire, BVOC)

----Relative role of climate change, change in atmospheric composition
and LULCC on ecosystem services

----Land-atmosphere biophysical and biogeochemical exchange processes,
and associated feedbacks to climate change

----Model evaluation, visualisation of model output, development of
meta-models and emulators

These positions are funded through the EU-FP7, and the Helmholtz
Association. The work is based on applying the dynamic global vegetation
model LPJ-GUESS, and will contribute to the further development and
application of the Earth System model EC Earth. The project is done in
close collaboration with Lund University, Sweden, and other institutions
in Europe. The appointees must be willing to visit partner institutions,
and have very good spoken and written skills in communicating in the
English language. Candidates for all positions must have proven
knowledge of a computer language (ideally: C++), and simulations on
Linux clusters, and come with a degree in a quantitative environmental
sciences discipline, for instance meteorology, environmental physics, or
plant ecophysiology.

More information, and application requirements can be found at


Prof. Almut Arneth; head of Division Ecosystem-Atmosphere-Interactions

Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research/ Atmospheric Environmental

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT/IMK-IFU); Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19; 82467

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. E-mail: <>

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