Jobs

Soil and Water Research Infrastructure, Biology Centre, CAS, Budweis, Czechia.

The project aims to chart the diversity of root-associated fungal communities of the highest growing vascular plants on Earth and elucidate their role in climate-induced processes of upward plant migrations, distributional shifts, and vegetation changes. Preference will be given to applications received by March 2021.

WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF

Das WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF gehört zur Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL und damit zum ETH-Bereich. Die WSL befasst sich mit der nachhaltigen Nutzung und dem Schutz der Umwelt sowie mit einem verantwortungsvollen Umgang mit Naturgefahren. Sie beschäftigt rund 600 Mitarbeitende, davon 150 am SLF in Davos.

Im Rahmen des neuen Forschungszentrums «Klimawandel, Extremereignisse und Naturgefahren im Gebirgsraum – CERC», das als Teil des SLF in Davos gegründet wird, suchen wir per 1. Juli 2021 eine/n Leiter/-in Forschungseinheit (80-100%).

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to support the social, economic and political research component of the TES-NbS (Towards Equitable and Sustainable Nature-based Solutions in Southern Africa’s Water Towers) project funded through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Closing date 31 January 2021.

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI), University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.

The African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) to support the integrated land surface and hydrological modelling component of the TES-NbS (Towards Equitable and Sustainable Nature-based Solutions in Southern Africa’s Water Towers) project funded through the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Closing date 31 January 2021.

The RangeX project (“Mechanisms underlying the success and impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of range-expanding species under climate change”) seeks to better understand the processes and impacts of plants that are expanding their ranges following climate warming, and to use this knowledge to inform the development of policy regarding range-expanding plant species.

RangeX is recruiting four postdoc and one doctoral researchers to begin in April 2021.

Mountain Ecosystems Research Team, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, Switzerland.

The Mountain Ecosystems research team studies impacts of climate, natural disturbances and land-use on mountain ecosystems and their services and is offering a Tenure-track position for a scientist in ecology and dynamics of cold ecosystems.

Glacier Dynamics Lab, University of Idaho, Idaho, USA.

To understand water flow through and beneath glaciers, and the effect of this water on glacier dynamics, the successful PhD candidate will work with seismic and other geophysical data to meet the goals of NSF- and NASA-funded projects in Alaska. 

Projected start in autumn 2021.

Glacier Dynamics Lab, University of Idaho, Idaho, USA.

To understand water flow through and beneath glaciers, and the effect of this water on glacier dynamics, the successful PhD candidate will work with seismic and other geophysical data to meet the goals of NSF- and NASA-funded projects in Alaska. 

Projected start in autumn 2021.

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. 

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

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