PROFOUND Short-term Scientific Missions

A new call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) has been issued by the COST Action PROFOUND (Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change). Some key facts: -STSMs are exchange visits between researchers from COST countries, allowing scientists to visit an institution or laboratory in another COST country or a partner country. -Duration: 5 – 90 days (up to 180 days for Early Stage Researchers) -Max. 2.500€ in total (up to 3.500€ for Early Stage Researchers) -This call is open until 1st of July 2016. Decision and notification shortly thereafter. Your STSM can start already on 15th of August … Continua a leggere PROFOUND Short-term Scientific Missions

Ph.D. studentship at Laval University in modeling forest structure-function from lidar

  A PhD student to join the Digital Forest Laboratory within the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics at Laval University. Our research focuses on developing a set of physically-based phytometrical methods using LiDAR data to describe the 3D geometry of forest canopies, and integrating these descriptors into physically-based models enabling the study of links between canopy structure, reflectance and functions. The research is highly interdisciplinary and involves integrating field work, ecosystem science principles, and computer modeling. The PhD project aims specifically to (1) extend a leaf area distribution method developed for broad-leaved trees to needle-leaved using full-waveform terrestrial lidar, … Continua a leggere Ph.D. studentship at Laval University in modeling forest structure-function from lidar

PostDoc position /INRA (France – Austria)

A post doc position (2y)in in quantitative analysis of forest growth in relation with climate change in Nancy. Post-doctoral position: research assistant in quantitative analysis of forest growth in relation with climate change ▪ Context: sustainability of forest growth in European coniferous forests (France, Austria) in a context of climate warming. Novelty of growth information at an annual resolution in the associated national forest inventories. ▪ Purposes: Analysis of annual growth in French and Austrian coniferous forests formed by Norway spruce, silver fir, Scots pine and European larch, complemented by Douglas fir and maritime pine in France. Statistical modelling of … Continua a leggere PostDoc position /INRA (France – Austria)

Postdoc opportunity at UC Berkeley and LBNL

POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR – TERRESTRIAL BIOGEOCHEMICAL MODELING – DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, POLICY & MANAGEMENT This postdoctoral researcher position is for a scientist with expertise in analyzing agricultural systems, terrestrial biogeochemical processes, plant dynamics, and interactions with climate. The successful candidate will focus on California agriculture and challenges associated with climate change, and will be part of a large, multi-institution, and multi-disciplinary project. The position calls for expertise in numerical methods for land-surface modeling; uncertainty quantification; parameter estimation; and microbial, abiotic, and plant processes and interactions. The position offers an excellent environment for working with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team and … Continua a leggere Postdoc opportunity at UC Berkeley and LBNL

Oregon State University Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

Oregon State University Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in regional modeling of ecosystem response to climate change and management. The Law Lab of the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research and Regional Analysis research group (Terra-PNW) in the College of Forestry’s Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Research Associate (Post-Doctoral) position in regional modeling of ecosystem response to climate change and management. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head. The Research Associate (Post Doc) will develop, test and apply the Community Land Model (CLM) to improve prediction of climate-related stress, forest die-back and … Continua a leggere Oregon State University Post-Doctoral Research Associate Position

Sondaggio: impatto Climate Change

Nell’ambito dell’azione COST PROFOUND (Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change) è stato creato un sondaggio per migliorare il collegamento fra modellisti e tecnici forestali. Tecnici e ricercatori forestali sono invitati a condividere il loro punto di vista sul cambiamento climatico e i suoi impatti, e sugli strumenti messi a punto per studiare questi fenomeni. Le informazioni raccolte verranno analizzate per individuare eventuali differenze fra tecnici, decisori e ricercatori. Le conoscenze così ottenute permetteranno di migliorare la comunicazione sul cambiamento climatico, i suoi impatti e le opzioni di adattamento. Potete trovare il sondaggio qui. Continua a leggere Sondaggio: impatto Climate Change

Training school “Forest Models for Forest Management”

We are happy to announce the PROFOUND training school – “Forest Models for Forest Management” organised by Marek Fabrika and his colleagues, which will take place in Zvolen (Slovakia) from 5th-7th of September 2016. Details can be found here<http://cost-profound.eu/site/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Announcement_PROFOUND_TS_final.pdf&gt;. The deadline for application is 15th of June 2016. Continua a leggere Training school “Forest Models for Forest Management”

Gli impatti dell’inquinamento atmosferico sugli ecosistemi naturali ed antropici

La lotta all’inquinamento atmosferico è fra gli obiettivi principali delle politiche comunitarie e nazionali e al centro  di numerose  attività di ricerca italiana ed  europea. La valutazione degli impatti dell’inquinamento su ambiente e salute umana per mettere a punto gli strumenti e le misure più efficaci per contrastarne gli effetti negativi sono stati i temi al centro del convegno organizzato all’ENEA il 23 e 24 gennaio 2014 presso la propria sede di Roma “Gli impatti dell’inquinamento atmosferico sugli ecosistemi naturali ed antropici”, patrocinato dal Gruppo di Lavoro SISEF Inquinamento e Foreste. Il convegno ha riunito i principali esperti italiani, provenienti … Continua a leggere Gli impatti dell’inquinamento atmosferico sugli ecosistemi naturali ed antropici