[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD student position in 'Carbon and water fluxes in boreal forest ecosystems' Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Mar 13 22:12:08 MDT 2016

Date:    Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:35:20 +0100
From:    Matthias Peichl <matthiaspeichl at GMAIL.COM>
Subject: PhD student position in 'Carbon and water fluxes in  boreal forest
ecosystems' at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish
University of Agricultural Science s, Ume=?UTF-8?Q?=C3=A5,?= Sweden

Dear colleagues,

please help distributing this announcement for a PhD student position which
will become available at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management,
SLU, to explore carbon and water cycles of boreal forest ecosystems. The
main goal of this project is to improve our understanding of management and
climate impacts on the carbon sequestration potentials and water use
efficiency of boreal forests. The project will be based on eddy covariance
flux measurements supported by a suit of meteorological and ancillary
measurements. The study field sites are located close to Vindeln,
V=C3=A4sterbotten and include the well-established research infrastructures=
the ICOS-Svartberget/Krycklan and Rosinedal field stations (

The PhD project is part of the large and multi-disciplinary project
=E2=80=98Branchpoints=E2=80=99 which explores carbon and water fluxes in bo=
real forests by
the use of novel stable isotope techniques, eddy covariance measurements
and process-based modeling (
). The PhD project will contribute to this ambitious research framework
with eddy covariance data for method comparisons across multiple scales.
Thus, the successful candidate will join a collaborative group of graduate
students and senior scientists conducting unique research in the boreal
forest landscape. The student will be given opportunities for cross-project
collaborations and to use existing data to explore additional areas of


We are searching for a highly motivated student with a MSc. in
Environmental Sciences, Forestry, Physical Geography, or any related field.
The candidate should have good communication skills, a strong work ethic,
be a team player and work well in a research environment. Knowledge of the
forest carbon and water cycles, as well as of climate and forestry impacts
on boreal forest ecosystems is preferred. Experience with field data
collection methods and skills in handling large, high-frequency data sets
(ideally from eddy covariance measurements) is a merit. The successful
candidate must be fluent in English to be able to interact in an
English-speaking work environment and have a driving license which is
required for accessing the field sites.

*Contact and application information*
Students interested in this position should send a statement of interest
outlining relevant research qualifications and a CV including contact
information for three references to Matthias Peichl (Matthias.Peichl at slu.se

Review of interested candidates will start April 1 and continue until a
suitable candidate has been identified. The position start date is flexible
but is anticipated to be between June 2016 and January 2017. Full funding
is available for 4 years. The affiliation of the PhD student will be the
Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, in Ume=C3=A5, Sweden (


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

Postal Address: 901 83 Umea, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgrnd
Phone: +46 (0)90 786 8463
Fax: +46 (0)90 786 8163
E-mail: Matthias.Peichl at slu.se
Web: www.slu.se/Matthias-Peichl
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