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:
Water use efficiency and water balance calculations for different tree species and forest stands
The Postdoc researcher will support and instruct the PhD candidates during project planning and field work, alongside the PIs Grams and Annighöfer. The Postdoc will also implement the experimental setup together with the PhD candidates and consolidate the data collected in the project to build water use models. This will require extensive field and lab work. The position will be located at the Professorship for Forest and Agroforest Systems, but represents the connecting element between the subprojects.
The candidate we are looking for ideally has:
01.03.2022 (full-time 100%, initially limited to 3 years)
Please send your application with:
(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_Postdoc_surname_appldoc.pdf) by Sunday, 23.01.2022 to:
Prof. Dr. Peter Annighöfer; email@example.com
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: