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[Met-jobs] Postdoc Position at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå (Sweden)

From Roger Brugge <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:08:08 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Dear colleagues, we are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral
Researcher with focus on:

Peatland Phenology and Carbon Dynamics

Project and Tasks:

The postdoc will lead the synthesis and analysis of phenology camera
images and CO2 & CH4_flux data collected within the PhenoPeatCam
network. Data from eight European peatland sites are available since
2014 to explore peatland phenology and its control on the peatland
carbon cycle along climate and peatland type gradients.

In addition, a comprehensive dataset is available for data mining at the
core study site - the Degerö peatland located near Vindeln, in Northern
Sweden. This includes eddy-covariance and chamber CO2_& CH4_flux data
combined with meteorological measurements since 2001, as well as a
multi-year archive of phenocam images and spectral reflectance
(NDVI/PRI/SWIR) measurements. These data provide an excellent
opportunity to explore peatland carbon, climate and vegetation phenology
dynamics, with the overall goal to disentangle the effects of vegetation
phenology and abiotic controls on the peatland carbon cycle.


- a PhD awarded in environmental sciences, physical geography, or any
other related subject

- Interest and preferably experience in analyzing images from phenology
cameras and vegetation inventory data

- Experience with CO2/CH4 exchange measurements using eddy-covariance
and/or static chamber methods, preferably in peatland ecosystems

- Additional experience with spectral reflectance measurement, and/or
with handling and processing of large, multiple-source, data sets is a merit

- Skills in coordinating network activities & communication

- The candidate must be able to independently conduct field work and
possess a_driver's license valid in Sweden

-Fluency in English to be able to write, communicate and interact in an
English-speaking environment

Position type, length and starting date:

The position is a two-year scholarship from the Kempe Foundation with an
annual tax free stipend of 270,000 Swedish kroner. The anticipated
starting date is Dec 1, 2016. Further information about the position
is provided by Matthias Peichl, Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest
Ecology & Management, SLU,

Documents that should be included with the application:

CV, publication list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than three
publications. A short motivation letter (< 2 pages) outlining previous
research, current research interests and other activities of relevance
for the position. Names and addresses of at least two academic reference
persons. All application documents should be written in English.

Please submit your application via email directly to Matthias Peichl
( <> ) no later than
September 26, 2016.


The postdoc location is at the Faculty of Forest Sciences at the Swedish
University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Department of Forest Ecology
& Management, in Umeå, Sweden. Field work will be carried out at the
Degerö ICOS/SITES infrastructure
(<>) where research related
to peatland biogeochemistry has been carried out for two decades. This
excellent research infrastructure including permanently employed
technical staff will provide the postdoc with access to state-of-the-art
field instrumentation and long-term data, and offer ample possibilities
for scientific interactions and career development.

The Department of Forest Ecology and Management
(<>) 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 landscape, including peatlands, forests
and surface waters, but we have activities also in other biomes. The
current position is in Soil Science/Biogeochemistry. In the latest
evaluation (2009) of the university the Soil Science/Soil
Biogeochemistry group was ranked among the top seven out of a total of
130 groups at the university. The department has about 85 members of
staff of which 12 are professors. Research areas include plant-soil
interactions, surface water hydrogeochemistry, soil chemistry, soil
biology, biosphere-atmosphere exchange, forest history, forest
management, forest regeneration, plant population and community ecology.
The department has modern technical facilities, close collaboration with
several state-of-the-art technical platforms at Umeå University, and
close and easy access to unique long-term forest ecosystem experiments
and other field sites.



Matthias Peichl

Associate Professor
Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry
Department of Forest Ecology & Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Postal Address: 901 83 Umeå, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd
E-mail: <>
Web: <>

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