[ES_JOBS_NET] Five Post-Doc scholarships on Carbon Biogeochemistry and exchange in Boreal Forest and Mire Ecosystems at SLU, Umea, Sweden

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Wed Mar 27 09:13:23 MDT 2013

Date:    Tue, 26 Mar 2013 10:43:23 +0100
From:    Matthias Peichl <matthiaspeichl at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Five Post-Doc scholarships on Carbon Biogeochemistry and
exchange in Boreal Forest and Mire Ecosystems at SLU, Umea, Sweden

We are seeking five highly motivated Postdoctoral Researchers with focus on=
Carbon biogeochemistry and exchange in boreal forest and mire ecosystems.
The main focus of these positions is on biosphere =96 atmosphere =96
hydrosphere dynamics and exchange processes in the boreal forest landscape.

The Department of Forest Ecology and Management (www.seksko.se) 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 forest landscape, including peatlands and surface
waters, but we have activities also in other biomes. The current positions =
in Soil Science/Biogeochemistry. In a recent evaluation (2009) of the
university the Soil Science/Soil Biogeochemistry group was ranked among the=
seven out of a total of 130 groups at the university. The department has
about 90 members of staff of which 13 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 collaboratio=
with several state-of-the-art technical platforms at Ume=E5 University, and
access to unique long-term forest ecosystem experiments and other field

Duties: The research within the program will primarily be based on availabl=
data from long term measurement of either Eddy Covariance measurements of
CO2, water and energy and/or long term measurements of carbon export
through catchment discharge. The main data sources are: 1) Data on the full
ecosystem carbon balance at a boreal peatland, Deger=F6 Stormyr.
Eddy-Covariance data on CO2, water and energy since 2001. Data on methane
emission and runoff C-export since 2004. Methane exchange is monitored by
EC since 2013; 2) Complete hydrological and carbon hydrochemical data from
17 sub catchments within the Krycklan catchment covering >10 full years; 3)
Biosphere =96 Atmosphere Eddy-Covariance C exchange data as well compartmen=
C flux data from a large scale field nitrogen fertilization experiment in a
Pinus sylvestris forest. The experiment was initiated 2007.

Qualifications: PhD awarded within the last 5 years in ecosystem ecology,
environmental science, or related field such as atmospheric sciences,
biogeochemistry or microbial ecology. Experience in one or more of the
following  areas: eddy covariance, ecosystem modeling, micrometeorology,
biogeochemistry of trace gases, plant physiological ecology, nutrient
cycling and/or handling and processing large, multiple-source, data sets is
a merit. Effectively and efficiently write peer-reviewed papers, and
communicate fluently in English are essential for the positions.

Place of work: Ume=E5

Form of employment: The positions are two years scholarship available for
persons with no previous employment at the SLU

Starting date: By agreement

We welcome your application marked with Ref no. SLU ua 1276/2013. CV,
list, PhD diploma, copies of no more than five publications. A short
(< 2 pages) of previous research, current research interests and other
activities of relevance for the position. Names and addresses of at least t=
reference persons. All application documents should be written in English.
Please submit your application to the Registrar of SLU, P.O. Box 7070,
 SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden or registrator at slu.se no later than April 19,
2013. SLU is an equal opportunity employer. Further information: Mats
Nilsson, Professor, +46(0)706884409, Mats.B.Nilsson at slu.se

SLU is an international university, world class in life and environmental
sciences. We are ranked among the Top 100 of ca 5,000 European
universities. We have a strong research focus, but we also offer some of
Sweden=B4s most in-demand educations; veterinarian, forester, and landscape
architect. SLU has close to 3,000 employees and some 5,000 students. Annual
turnover is SEK 2.7 billion, and activities are concentrated to the main
campuses in Uppsala, Alnarp, Ume=E5 and Skara (www.slu.se). The Faculty of
Forest Sciences is one of four faculties of SLU. The faculty is the
principal Swedish actor in research and higher education regarding forests,
forestry and the forestry-wood chain. It has the responsibility for
environmental monitoring and inventory of the forest, hence the faculty
combines functions of a university and a research institute. The main
campus is Ume=E5, but the faculty has departments also in Uppsala, Alnarp a=
Skinnskatteberg. The faculty has eight experimental forests throughout the
country with long-term experiments and studies of stands, vegetation, soil
conditions, water and climate. The faculty has 191 faculty members among
them 54 professors in 9 departments and units.


Matthias Peichl
Assistant Professor
Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry
Department of Forest Ecology & Management
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Postal Address: 901 83 Ume=E5, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgr=E4nd
Phone: +46 (0)90 786 8463
Fax: +46 (0)90 786 8163
E-mail: Matthias.Peichl at slu.se
Web: www.slu.se; www.seksko.se

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