CREAF - Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain.

CREAF is a public research center dedicated to terrestrial ecology, territorial analysis and global change, pursuing excellence in the production and dissemination of knowledge, in addition to the innovation, development, and transfer of methodologies.  

The center strives to contribute to knowledge on conservation and management of the environment and the territory, in addition to adaptation to environmental change at local, regional, and global scales, functioning as a bridge between academia, administrations, and society, and promoting awareness within its scope of activities.

Application deadline: 4 February 2021

Department of Environment and Geography, University of York, UK.

Winter conditions are changing, with rapid reductions in northern-hemisphere snowcover. This is of huge importance for alpine ecosystems, which are disproportionately biodiverse, and considered a sentinel for climate change due to observed rapid changes in plant communities. However, belowground diversity and biogeochemistry of soil organisms is poorly reconciled, hindering our ability to predict the impacts of change to the whole ecosystem. This project will explore snow-cover gradients and how they shape the microbial ecology of the European alpine. It will ask how we can predict the impacts of change through a combination of exciting field surveys and sampling, interrogation of the microbial community, and an in-situ transplantation experiment. 

Application deadline 15 January 2021. 

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE), Berlin, Germany. 

At Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE), located just outside Berlin, around 60 professors affiliated to the faculties Forest and Environment‚ Landscape Management and Nature Conservation, Wood Engineering, and Sustainable Business teach about 2,100 students in a practice-oriented way. Its focus on subjects oriented towards rural areas and its very close cooperation with both international and local partners from research and practice are unique in Germany.

At the Faculty of Forest and Environment, the permanent W2-Professorship Ecosystem-Based Transformation Management in UNESCO Biosphere Reserves (100%) is now open for applications.

Deadline 15 December 2020.

The Professorship of Forest Ecology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

The Professorship of Forest Ecology is a dynamic, interdisciplinary research team that examines both theoretical and applied questions in forest ecology by combining empirical and modeling techniques. The team seeks to appoint a PhD student to conduct research on aboveground-belowground interactions in managed forests and to provide projections of their future dynamics based on a simulation model. 

Screening of applications starts on 25 October 2020, and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Estimated starting date is 1 January 2020. 

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University announces the 2020 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers. Application deadline is 31 January 2021

Institute of Geosciences of Environment, St. Martin d'Heres

The Institut of Geosciences of Environment (IGE) is a public research laboratory under the CNRS/INSU, IRD, Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and Grenoble-INP, and is looking for a researcher in numerical modeling of viscoplastic deformation behavior of rocks and ice, in the frame of the ERC project RhEoVOLUTION led by Andrea Tommasi (Geosciences Montpellier). The candidate will work in the CryoDyn team of IGE under the supervision of Maurine Montagnat, expected to begin 1 December 2020.

Cryosphere Research Program, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, Idaho

The cryosphere research program at Boise State University is looking for three graduate students to conduct research on mountain snow and glaciers as part of an interdisciplinary NASA EPSCoR program that will begin winter 2021.

Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Australia.

The eXtreme Plant Ecology Research Team at the Centre for Integrative Ecology is seeking a PhD candidate to contribute to an Australian Research Council funded research program aimed at enhancing the resilience of Australian alpine plant communities through strategic restoration practices. Anticipated start date October 2020 or early 2021. 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA seeks applications for two PhD student positions starting Spring 2021 (application deadline 15 September 2020) or Autumn 2021 (application deadline 5 January 2021) to study the response of glaciers to climate change and their impact on sea-level change and water resources.

CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), France

The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of modelling the thermal and hydrological processes of high-mountain permafrost with the software Feflow® (DHI – WASY) for a period of 24 months. This work is conducted in the frame of the research project ANR-19-CE01-0018-01 WISPER : "Water and Ice related processes in Steep alpine bedrock PERmafrost", funded by the French National Research Agency.

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