[ECOLOG-L] Postdoctoral Scientist Position at Biosphere 2: Tropical carbon and water cycling

Postdoctoral Scientist Position at Biosphere 2: Tropical carbon and water

We seek a dynamic and motivated postdoctoral scientist with strong
background in ecosystem hydrology, instrumentation, and/or modeling to join
a collaborative project investigating carbon and water dynamics in the
tropical forest at Biosphere 2, The University of Arizona (UofA), Tucson, AZ.

The Biosphere 2 rainforest allows for controlled ecosystem-level
experimentation with an ability to independently manipulate and control
precipitation, temperature and CO2 levels. Last summer, researchers from the
UofA and University of Saskatchewan (Jaivime Evaristo and Jeff McDonnell)
conducted a drought experiment to determine the changes in carbon and water
dynamics related to water stress. Automated measurements of above and
belowground environmental conditions (light, temperature and humidity) and
carbon dioxide and water vapor concentration and isotope composition, were
complemented with manual sampling of soil and stem material and
physiological measurements of the dominant tree species. The successful
candidate will aid in data processing from the first experiment, design and
implementation of future drought experiments, proposal writing to generate
funding for experiments in the Biosphere 2 Tropical Rainforest, supervision
of undergraduate students, and management of an Aerodyne QCL and Picarro
water isotope laser and the associated automated ecosystem-sampling controls.

The position will be for one year -nine months at Biosphere 2 and 3 month at
the University of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CA-, with performance based
opportunities for extension. The position provides exceptional opportunities
to learn new techniques and to make major scientific contributions to
problems of both scientific and societal interest using cutting-edge

This is a collaborative research program, and candidates need not to be
famil¬iar with all of the relevant methods, but a strong science back¬ground
relevant to isotope ecohydrology, including field instrumentation, and
interpretation of data within a mathematical modeling framework, is de¬sired.

Interested candidates can contact Dr. Joost van Haren at:

To apply please search for job# 57177 on the University of Arizona HR
webpage: http://ift.tt/1nJPKqY

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