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[Met-jobs] Open PhD Position at Lund University (Sweden)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:03:10 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dear All

We seek a PhD candidate for a project called /Disentangling drivers of
change in terrestrial primary production (SATGUESS)./ The project is a
cooperation between Lund University and Copenhagen University and the
successful applicant will receive a PhD degree from both Universities (a
so called double degree).

Job assignments

The overall aim of this project is to explore the combined use of remote
sensing time series and biogeochemical vegetation modelling for
quantification of effects on the carbon cycle (stocks and fluxes) from
environmental changes. Focus will be on changes in land use, land cover,
climate and atmospheric CO2 concentration. Combining the high spatial
and temporal resolution of remotely sensed observations with the
mechanistic process representation of a biogeochemical vegetation model
(LPJ-GUESS), can provide insight into the performance of both model
outputs and temporal consistency of remote sensing time series. The
combined use will also enable an improved basis for understanding how
climatic/anthropogenic drivers influence past, current and future
properties of the terrestrial carbon cycle.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

The successful candidate should have a strong background in remote
sensing of vegetation including handling large data sets and multi
sensor data sets. Technical skills in image processing and data handling
(i.e. script based analysis) is considered an advantage.
The candidate should have experience with ecosystem modelling and a
programming language, preferable C++. Knowledge of MATLAB and high
performance computing is of advantage. Experience from LPJ-GUESS or
similar models are an advantage.

Though the technical skills are important for a successful application,
as the main focus of this study is to generate an improved basis for our
understanding of the investigated environmental systems, an ecological /
biological / plant physiological background is obligatory. Hence an MSc
(or equivalent) in environmental science, physical geography,
geoscience, plant ecology or similar is required.

Full description at:

Jonas Ardö
Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12, SE-223 62 Lund, Sweden

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