Postdoctoral Researcher: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An ERA-net funded postdoctoral fellowship is available at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands). Project: Synthesising greenhouse gas fluxes and their controls in peatlands affected by agricultural drainage and rewetting to evaluate the effectiveness of climate mitigation ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Comeniuslaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 4084 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

An ERA-net funded postdoctoral fellowship is available at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands). Project: Synthesising greenhouse gas fluxes and their controls in peatlands affected by agricultural drainage and rewetting to evaluate the effectiveness of climate mitigation methods on peat soils.

Your work will include (1) quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from temperate peatlands affected by agricultural drainage and rewetting, (2) modelling the temporal and spatial variability of greenhouse gas emissions, (3) determining the biotic and abiotic regulatory factors and their relationships with greenhouse gas fluxes, and (4) synthesising greenhouse gas flux data (from project partners) and improving methods to quantify/validate the efficiency of climate mitigation in drained and rewetted peatlands. If you want, you may add new components to this project. The data used for the modelling work is predominantly collected using static chamber measurement (LGR Ultraportable GHG analyser or GC). While the focus of your work is on synthesising flux data including flux literature you are welcome to join the ongoing gas flux campaigns in the traditional Dutch countryside. Team spirit is a must as you will be joining the Peatwise project, involving regular meetings and joint research tasks in international teams of postdocs and PhD students from Norway, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Finland and New Zealand.

Functie-eisen

- a PhD degree in a relevant field, for example, water and atmospheric sciences, biogeochemistry, micrometeorology, soil science, ecology, earth system science, physical geography or hydrology;
- excellent oral and written skills in English, strong numerical analytical skills and statistical skills (preferably in R) to analyse gas flux data;
- experience in calculating and modelling gross primary production, ecosystem respiration and photosynthetic light response curves;
- team spirit and good communication skills will help you accomplish your tasks.

You will be required to supervise MSc projects in the on-going gas flux campaigns. You will be expected to join the PeatWise project team by attending regular meetings, organising workgroup meetings for data exchange/synthesis and paper writing labs. You will be located in Nijmegen (Netherlands).

Conditions

you will be classified as a Postdoctoral Researcher, Level 4 in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).

Additional information

Dr Christian Fritz
+31 24 365 21 14
cfritz@science.ru.nl

www.ru.nl/science/aquatic/ ; www.eragas.eu/index.php/research-projects/peatwise

Radboud University

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities. Faculty of Science The Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR) aims to understand the responses of the natural environment to human impact. Biologists and environmental scientists focus on stress and adaptation processes, particularly in aquatic ecosystems and wetlands. This fundamental research is cross-linked to innovative applications in both industry and society.

The department of Aquatic Ecology and Environmental Biology focuses on key factors and processes explaining the functioning, diversity and services of wetlands (and also drylands) in a changing world. The ecological and biogeochemical drivers of ecosystem functioning are studied at different spatial scales, using a combination of biogeochemical, microbiological, ecophysiological, community ecological and landscape ecological approaches.

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