Efficient forest mixtures of future-oriented tree species to improve water balance - Complementarity vs. Competition (ComCom)
The research activity focuses on promising tree species mixtures whose water balance efficiencies and drought stress tolerances will be analyzed and quantified. The acquired knowledge contributes to the improvement of the water balance of forest ecosystems and the adaptation of forests to climate change. Thus, the project directly serves risk minimization, ecological stability, biodiversity as well as sustainability of forest systems. The research will investigate:
The research project is comprised of field-based sub-projects with 1 researcher (PhD candidate) each, and a sub-project with 1 Postdoc. The researchers will be working together closely as ComCom research group.
Who we are:
You will work closely with two research groups:
What we offer:
Forest structures and retrospective increment and drought stress analysis
The researcher will record forest structure and individual tree growth with terrestrial inventories and laser scans, as well as tree increment cores and link these to one another. This will require extensive field and lab work. The position will be mainly associated with the Professorship for Forest and Agroforest Systems in Freising, DE, but will be jointly supervised.
The candidate we are looking for ideally has:
01.03.2022 (part-time 65%, fixed-term for 3 years)
Please send your application including:
(1) a 2-page letter of interest including a short outline of career goals and research experience;
(2) a detailed CV; and
(3) contact information of two referees.
Please send these documents in the form of one single pdf-file (ComCom_01_surname_appldoc.pdf) by Sunday, 23.01.2022 to:
Prof. Dr. Peter Annighöfer; firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions regarding project or position?
Please contact: Prof. Annighöfer and/or Prof. Grams or visit our webpages for more information on our research groups and the kind of work we do.
Application closing date: