Berlin, 19.-21.März 2014
Prof. Harald Bugmann, Forest Ecology, Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, ETH Zürich
in Global Change Biology
by Ché Elkin, Alvaro G. Gutiérrez, Sebastian Leuzinger, Corina Manusch, Christian Temperli, Livia Rasche, Harald Bugmann, 2013
At the moment, we are looking for:
Forest Ecology group at ETH Zurich is seeking a PhD candidate for the
project "Treeline dynamics in the Swiss Alps: combining dendroecological
reconstructions of relict treelines with projections from a forest
succession model". The Forest Ecology group is a dynamic
interdisciplinary research team that examines both theoretical and
applied questions in forest ecology using a combination of empirical and
modeling techniques. The overarching aim of the group is to further our
understanding of the structure and function of forest ecosystems, with a
particular focus on mountain areas such as the European Alps.
The research is part of the EU COST Action SENSFOR ("Enhancing the resilience capacity of SENSitive mountain FORest ecosystems under environmental change"), which aims to investigate the drivers and extent of contemporary and future environmental changes in European mountain forests, developing methods for estimating their resilience and define consequences for society. The PhD candidate will (1) reconstruct forest dynamics at treeline sites in the Swiss Alps using tree-ring analysis; (2) quantify the relationship between temperature and radial growth rates of major treeline species along altitudinal transects; and (3) implement the derived tree growth-climate relationships in the forest succession model ForClim, which will allow to improve simulations of forest properties under current and changed climate. The PhD candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers in the group and within the COST Action.
Forest Ecology Group at ETH Zurich is seeking a PhD student to examine
how forest composition and structure influence ecosystem resilience and
resistance to disturbances and future climate change. The Forest Ecology
Group is a dynamic interdisciplinary research team that examines both
theoretical and applied questions in forest ecology using a combination
of empirical and modeling techniques. The overarching aim of the group
is to further our understanding of the structure and function of forest
ecosystems, with a particular focus on mountain areas such as the
The research is part of the EU Cost Action (EuMIXFOR), which aims to improve our understanding about the proposed benefits of a mixed species forest, and to develop sustainable mixed forest management practices for Europe. The candidate will use empirical forest data provided by other groups within this project, and will have the opportunity to collaborate with other researchers from a wide range of fields. Using a landscape-level forest simulation model (LandClim), the PhD student will focus on (1) simulating single-species and mixed-species forest stands to quantify the differences in productivity, ecosystem resistance/resilience and provisioning of ecosystem goods and services; (2) improving the simulation of windstorm damage to trees; (3) identify potential future forest states that are best adapted for continual provisioning of ecosystem goods and services; and (4) analyzing how management can be used transform current single-species forests into mixed forests. The research activities may include improving the relationship between wind, stand structure, and bark beetle spread as well as analyzing how climate change, disturbances and management decisions influence the delivery of ecosystem services at the landscape scale.
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