Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

Fully-funded PhD position on tree ecophysiology/ecology at the University of Helsinki to study tree resilience to drought

To maintain forest health and carbon sink activity in the face of increasing drought stress, trees need not only to survive, but also to recover and regain their ability to grow. However, our mechanistic understanding of the tree resilience is still limited. As part of a new project aiming to tackle that knowledge gap, the hired doctoral researcher will focus on experimental studies of the ecophysiological mechanisms underlying tree resilience to drought, and the implementation of the findings in existing mechanistic models. There will be collaborations with other parts of the project, including ecosystem ecology and community ecology.

The working and study language is English. Starting date is the 1st of September 2023 or as negotiated. Deadline for applying 31.07.2023.

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Do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions.
Dr. Yann Salmon (he/him)
Senior researcher, University of Helsinki