PhD position in silviculture: Resilient regeneration methods to restore forests in a climate change hot spot // 15 December 2022As part of the recently funded inter- and transdisciplinary project cluster WaldlabOR (Forest Lab Upper Rhine: Adaptation strategies for the conservation of forest ecosystem services in climate change hotspots), the Chair of Silviculture at the University of Freiburg invites applications for a 4-yr doctoral position in a joint project with the Forest Research Institute of Baden-Württemberg. The PhD research will focus on innovative silvicultural options including irrigation to regenerate new forests in areas with dieback from drought and other causes. Freiburg University is looking for a highly motivated and co-operative person with a strong background in forest ecology and silviculture. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated his/her ability to successfully carry out relevant (experimental) research and data analyses, and to communicate the results. Experience in publishing in scientific journals is desirable. The applicant is expected to establish, in cooperation with project partners, field experiments and to develop innovative irrigation solutions. He/she should be able to independently plan and undertake field sampling and coordinate work with other project partners. A strong statistical background and experience with R and systematic reviews/meta-analysis are desirable. Knowledge of German and a strong command of English are desirable. The candidate needs to communicate with project partners and stakeholders and should actively participate in networking and outreach activities under the project and funding line.
Institution: Chair of Silviculture, University of Freiburg
Duty station: Freiburg, Germany
Closing Date: 15 December 2022