ecology, forestry, geography, computer science, engineering, statistics
The research group on forest ecology, Institute of Ecology, Peking University, is inviting applications for research in one of the following topics:
a. Trees grow fast in the tropics but old-growth forest biomasses are greatest in maritime temperate climates. Knowledge of the temperature driven physiological bases of these patterns can be used for several applications: climate change caused impacts on old-growth forest biomass can be quantified and optimal distribution to maximize both production and carbon conservation can be computed.
b. Current models on forest stand development take biomechanical requirements and the timings of energetic investments poorly into account. With the new model we can understand better evolution of wood traits, “investment strategy” of trees and apply it to optimize carbon storage and production in a stand scale.
c. Other topics based on the interests of the researchers can be discussed.
The postdoctoral researcher has a doctoral degree in ecology, forestry, geography, computer science, engineering, statistics or related disciplines and is recruited to a fixed two-year-programme of Peking University.
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Send your application latest 1 December 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attach a short cover letter, curriculum vitae and list of publications that are merged in one pdf-file of no more than two pages long and with all information in English.