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PhD Position on Arctic Vegetation and Energy Balance

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:06 AM PDT

PhD Position available on Arctic vegetation and energy balance
Location: University of Zurich, Switzerland

The spatial ecology and remote sensing group of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich is seeking a PhD student to conduct a fully funded project (36 months, Swiss National Science Foundation) in the north- eastern Siberian Arctic to increase the understanding of feedbacks of tundra vegetation to the atmosphere and permafrost soil through energy fluxes The project will require extensive fieldwork in the NE Siberian tundra, and modelling of radiaton in the vegetation canopy. The ideal applicant will have a strong background in natural sciences (remote sensing, climatology, ecology, or closely related field), experience with programming (IDL, C++) and statistical software is an asset. The position will start by September 1st, 2012.

Please send your application as one pdf-file (including application letter, CV, transcript/grades of MSc, publication list, names and contact details of three referees) to

Screening of applications will start on May 13, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.

Post-Doc in Terrestrial Ecosystem and Global Change Ecology

Posted: 02 May 2012 09:03 AM PDT

Post-Doctoral in Terrestrial Ecosystem/Global Change Ecology
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a creative and energetic postdoctoral associate to participate in research on carbon dynamics of forest recovery and how these are shaped by climate. Desired qualifications include a background in ecosystem ecology, global ecology, or theoretical ecology; solid mathematical and computational skills; and experience with data synthesis and/or ecosystem modeling. The associate will be jointly advised by Kristina Anderson-Teixeira and Evan DeLucia (University of Illinois).

Pending final authorization, funding will be available for two years beginning August 2012. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers highly competitive salary and excellent health care benefits. Questions about this position should be addressed to Kristina Anderson-Teixeira ( or Evan DeLucia (

Interested parties should send a letter of application, CV and the names of three referees via email to Melinda Laborg ( Female and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed starting 1 May 2012.