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[Met-jobs] Post-doc position/Ph.D. student: Animating terrestrial ecosystem dynamics

From Almut Arneth <>
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Date Tue, 12 Jun 2018 09:55:38 +0200

Post-doctoral researcher (or Ph.D. student), Animating terrestrial ecosystem dynamics

How do ecosystem state and function and ecosystem functional diversity interact? What is the role of animals for carbon and nitrogen turnover? Does altering heterotrophic composition in an ecosystem affect carbon-cycle climate feedbacks?

We seek a curious post-doctoral researcher to assess these questions, who will:

·        couple the dynamic global vegetation model LPJ-GUESS to the multi-trophic functional diversity model Madingley;

·        apply the model globally and regionally;

·        compile and analyse a broad range of suitable observations to assess model performance;

·        contribute some amount of time to broader duties, such as project reporting and teaching.

The work is based at the KIT’s department of Atmospheric Environmental Research in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

The candidate must be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge in programming (such as in C++), and must have proven experience in simulations on Linux clusters. A degree in a quantitative environmental sciences discipline, for instance meteorology,    environmental physics, or ecophysiology of plants or animals is required. Knowledge about soil and vegetation processes is a clear advantage. The candidate also needs to be familiar with processing large-scale model input and output. Excellent oral and written skills in English are prerequisite.

Given suitable qualifications, the position might also be considered for a Ph.D. student.

For more information, and how to apply, please see attached pdf.

Attachment: Madingley-modeller.pdf
Description: Adobe PDF document

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