A Post-doc position (3 years) focusing on plant and microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling across the Arctic is open at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences at INTERACT partner Umeå University. Start date is March 1st, 2023 or according to agreement. Application deadline is January 2, 2023.

The position is part of a large interdisciplinary project that aims to understand and quantify how processes during the arctic winter may be decisive for overall feedbacks from arctic tundra to the global climate. Arctic ecosystems store large amounts of organic carbon in plants and soil. Uptake of carbon by arctic plants is strongly limited by their access to nutrients, especially nitrogen, due to competition by microbes. Year-round carbon and nitrogen balances thus depend on the seasonality of the activities of plant and microbial communities, and their synchronization. In the Arctic, climate change is especially pronounced during autumn, winter and spring, which may cause asynchronies of these processes, leading to increased carbon and nitrogen losses and positive climate feedbacks.

Read more about the position and apply here.

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