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PhD position

The Biometeorology group at the Institute of Ecology at the University of Innsbruck has an opening for a PhD student position within the frame of the Italian-Austrian collaborative project “CYCLAMEN – Cycling of carbon and water in mountain ecosystems under changing climate and land use”.

The PhD project involves working with an extant soil-vegetation-atmosphere-transfer model and adapting it to make it interface with remotely sensed data in the visible and near-infrared region. Eddy covariance carbon dioxide and water vapor flux data from +30 sites in the Alps and MODIS satellite remote sensing data will be used in a Bayesian calibration framework to determine model parameters and their uncertainties. Regional climate and land-use scenarios, provided by project partners, will be used for projections into the future.

The successful candidate will have a MSc or equivalent degree in Biology, Environmental, Atmospheric, Computer Science or similar that allows him/her to enroll in the PhD program Biology at the University of Innsbruck and will possess the following key skills: (i) a thorough understanding of ecosystem carbon and water cycling processes, (ii) proven ability to work with complex ecological models, Bayesian inference and to manipulate large data sets (preferably in Matlab), (iii) excellent oral and written communication skills (English, German is a plus) and (iv) the ability to work efficiently in an interdisciplinary project team.

The position will be available from May 2017 on for a duration of three years.

Applications including a CV, letter of motivation and contact details of two references should be directed to Prof. Georg Wohlfahrt ( until 20 March 2017.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie project funded

Just received notice that the MSCA project “COSIF – Carbonyl sulfide and sun-induced fluorescence as joint constraints on terrestrial carbon cycling” submitted by Karolina will be funded and will allow her to explore COS-SIF links during the next two years – congratulations!

Goodbye and Hello

Yesterday Mastaneh successfully defended her dissertation – congratulations and all the best for her future career!

The Biomet group welcomes a new MSc student – Daniel will be working with the eddy flux data from our two sites in Vinschgau/Val Venosta comparing energy and CO2 exchange at a rain-fed and irrigated grassland in a dry inner-alpine Valley.

Baby news

Today Felix became a father of a daughter – congratulations!

PhD scholarship

Today we received notice that Katharina (Gerdel) will be supported during the next 12 months by a scholarship of the University of Innsbruck for her PhD project – congratulations!