New postdoctoral opportunity on microbial diversity and soil processes


A new postdoc position has been opened at the Department of Physical Geography, Stockholm University, with a focus on microbial processes in soil.

The ideal candidate has strong quantitative skills (statistical or process-based modelling) to quantify how microbial diversity affects carbon cycling in soil, and how to describe these linkages in soil carbon cycling models. The selected candidate will work with Stefano Manzoni on either HoliSoils project, or the ERC project “Soil microbial responses to land use and climatic changes in the light of evolution”. Both projects tackle questions at the intersection of ecology, soil science, and biogeosciences, and offer outstanding international networking opportunities.

The deadline for application is 5 May 2023.

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Post-doctoral opportunity in forest soil modelling

Forest soil and a ladybug

The School of Biological Sciences of the University of Aberdeen is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral Research Fellow to join their Environmental Modelling team and work on soil modelling in the framework of the HoliSoils project. In particular, working together with Dr Marta Dondini, the Research Fellow will explore the impacts, trade-offs, and synergies of forest management scenarios for soils and forests on the Europewide GHG balance under future climate conditions.

Apply by 13 February to seize this great opportunity to work with HoliSoils!

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Call for abstracts for IBFRA 2023 – Climate Resilient and Sustainable Forest Management

The call for abstracts is now open for the International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA) Conference on Sustainable and Climate Resilient Forest Management to be held 28-31 August 2023 in Helsinki, Finland.

The bi-annual conference will bring together researchers, companies, policymakers, and members of civil society to discuss the future of boreal forests, the second most extensive terrestrial biome on earth.

The boreal forest is experiencing environmental changes at rates that are unprecedented. Changing climates are increasing disturbances such as wildfires or insect outbreaks. Many boreal ecosystems are shifting to new ecological states, affecting the people who are relying on these ecosystems for subsistence living, cultural practices, economic development or climate stability. This is why the 20th IBFRA conference is focused on Climate resilient and sustainable forest management.

Abstract submissions are welcome for both oral and poster presentations. Please submit your abstract by 30 January 2023.

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