A Post-doctoral position on high-latitude land surface modelling within the Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research is open for applications. The deadline is the 3rd of September.
The main focus of the work will be on including near-surface vegetation functions into the terrestrial ecosystem model JSBACH. Two aspects are important: The representation of plant physiological processes being responsible for the vegetation distribution as well as hydrological processes in the moss layer which have impacts on the soil hydrological and thermal regime.
Field observations (e.g. physical properties and carbon profile data, eddy covariance heat and carbon fluxes) and large-scale observational datasets (e.g. remote sensing products, atmospheric inversion of trace gas fluxes) will be important for a calibration and validation of the model. Then, such new modelling tool can be used to investigate past, current and future ecosystem functions in relation to environmental change.
This is a full-time, initial 1-year position with the possibility of one year extension. The expected starting date is after agreement.