[Fluxnet-Community] Postdoctoral Position: Wetland ‘FLUXNET’ synthesis for methane at Stanford University

Stanford University, NASA Goddard, and the
University of British Columbia seek a full-time postdoctoral earth scientist or
engineer to understand and predict CH4 fluxes across wetlands globally. We
are undertaking a synthesis of CH4 flux tower data accompanying a global database
of eddy covariance CH4 emissions. By analyzing continuous and high-measurement
frequency of flux measurements, our synthesis should provide novel insights
into the controls and timing of wetland CH4 emissions. We also plan to apply machine learning algorithms to upscale
site-level fluxes to develop a new globally gridded methane product, analogous to what has been done
previously for CO2. This database will help parameterize and
benchmark the performance of land-surface models of global CH4 emissions,
providing a unique opportunity for informing and validating biogeochemical
models. Project investigators include Rob Jackson
(jacksonlab.stanford.edu), Ben Poulter (https://ift.tt/2K3sHrV),
and Sara Knox (https://www.geog.ubc.ca). This international collaboration through
the Global Carbon Project (globalcarbonproject.org) is part of a larger effort
to improve understanding of sources and sinks in the global methane cycle funded
by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the USGS Powell Synthesis Center. The
postdoctoral scientist will have opportunities to interact with other researchers
examining tropical and permafrost methane emissions. Send a CV, statement of
interests, and three letters of recommendation to: rob.jackson@stanford.edu and
saraknox@stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer; minority
applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications
will be reviewed as they are received. Please apply by June 1st, 2018, for
full consideration.  

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