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[Met-jobs] PhD Position in Land Surface Modeling, Oslo, Norway

From Frode Stordal <>
Cc Ryan Bright <>
Date Tue, 1 Mar 2016 10:03:46 +0100

The Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO),Department of Forest and Climate is seeking a PhD candidate to participate in a research project that aims to better understand the role of boreal forest management in the mitigation of climate change. He or she will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to monitor forest management processes that affect the exchange of matter and energy between the surface and atmosphere, and to improve their representation in land surface models employed in climate research. The candidate will be enrolled in the PhD program at the University in Oslo (UiO) Department of Geosciences.

The position-holder will help execute research on the links between forest management and forest structure and on the physical processes and mechanisms influencing climate at multiple scales. He or she will contribute to the development of routines for integrating Norwegian forest management into the Community Land Model (CLM) – the land surface model employed in parallel research projects and in the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM). Central to his/her responsibilities will be to map historical and present day distributions of forest cover and structure in Fennoscandinavia in formats and resolutions compatible with CLM using information obtained from remote sensing and national forest inventory systems. He or she will participate in the design and implementation of regional climate modeling simulations, in the analyses of their outcomes, and in the evaluation of the performance of the novel forest management scheme developed in the project (as implemented in CLM).

The announcement of the position is posted at:

For more information, please contact:

Ryan Bright, NIBIO <>
Frode Stordal, UiO <>

Frode Stordal

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