Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in a multidisciplinary research team, which develops sustainable land-use and ecosystem management practices. The researcher will work in a team involved international projects, including Benchmarks and HoliSoils, where it executes field experiments on both peatland and upland forests to study ecosystem processes and to test management regime impacts on ecosystem water, carbon and greenhouse gas fluxes. The postdoctoral researcher will be engaged in an active international collaboration that aims at improving the scientific knowledge about soil processes, soil indicators, and the effects of management on forest soils.
The researcher will study how forest management affects soil element cycles, greenhouse gas fluxes and their drivers. The researcher will:
- Implement field experiment, where effects of management practices and natural disturbances on soil biological activity and greenhouse gas fluxes are studied;
- Analyze obtained empirical data;
- Evaluate and develop soil health indicators.
The researcher will also be responsible for scientific writing and reporting of the results as a lead author.
The deadline for applications is 23 May 2023 at 4.00 pm Finnish time (EEST).