Position Announcements


Forest Entomologist // deadline not indicated

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research is looking for a forest entomologist to work on forest insect diagnostics, stakeholder advice, and research. The candidate should have PhD in a relevant field and be fluent in German and/or French as well as English.

Institution: Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
Duty station: Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Start of work: July 2021

German: https://apply.refline.ch/273855/1166/pub/1/index.html
French: https://apply.refline.ch/273855/1166/pub/2/index.html

Contact: Valentin Queloz, valentin.queloz(at)wsl.ch


PhD position: Accounting for land use dynamics in the calculation of carbon substitution by wood products // 31 May 2021

PhD position to investigate the relationship between substitution effects in wood products and leakage effects, in particular those related to land-use changes abroad. Methods will rely on using large-scale numerical simulation models of the forest and land-use sectors. See document for details.

Institution: INRAE (BETA laboratory) & CIRED
Duty station: Nancy & Paris, France
Closing date: 31 May 2021

Details:  https://efi.int/sites/default/files/files/members/2021/Phd_position_032021.pdf


PhD Opportunity in Forest Biometrics and Modelling // Open Until Filled

The Forest Biometrics Lab of the University of British Columbia, Canada, invites applications for a PhD student position under the supervision of Dr. Bianca Eskelson, based on the Vancouver campus. The position is part of Silva21, which is a large multi-year industry and NSERC funded project to provide tools and practical solutions for decision-makers, managers, and planners to adapt forest management practices to improve both resistance to stressors and resilience to disturbance, and thereby ensure the longevity of forest-based communities across Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for simulating future species distributions and assess projection uncertainty under changing climate. To achieve this goal the candidate will develop a climate-sensitive model of tree mortality for the major tree species in the Province of Québec, Canada. This mortality model will be integrated into a forest growth simulator to conduct the simulations. The key outcome of this work will be model formulations for mixed-species, multi-cohort stands available via open source platforms. The project will be conducted in collaboration with the Canadian Forest Service and the Forest Research Branch of Québec Ministry of Forests, Wildlife and Parks.

Institution: Forest Biometrics Lab, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Duty station: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Closing date: Open Until Filled

Details:  https://forestry.ubc.ca/career-opportunities/phd-forest-biometrics-and-modelling/