During the past century, vast areas in Scandinavia have been drained through ditch networks withteh goal to increase forest production. The question on how to best manage these areas to increase climate benefits and other ecological values has become a central issue in the discussion of future forest management policies.
For that purpose we have several new positions available at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden for exploring the effects of peatland forest management on the hydrology and greenhouse gas (GHG) balance in boreal Sweden.
Amongst these, two Postdoc Scholarships are available for projects that will use eddy-covariance and chamber measurements to investigate consequences of peatland restoration (i.e. rewetting by ditch-blocking) and post-harvest ditch cleaning on forest GHG exchanges. More details related to these positions are provided in the attached advertisement.