|From||Roger Brugge <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|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. Requirements: - 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, Matthias.Peichl@slu.se <mailto:Matthias.Peichl@slu.se>. 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 (Matthias.Peichl@slu.se <mailto:Matthias.Peichl@slu.se> ) no later than September 26, 2016. Location 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 (<http://www.icos-sweden.se/station_degero.html>) 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 (<http://www.slu.se/en/departments/forest-ecology-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. Regards, Matthias 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: Matthias.Peichl@slu.se <mailto:Matthias.Peichl@slu.se> Web: www.slu.se/Matthias-Peichl <http://www.slu.se/Matthias-Peichl>
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