We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to quantify system-scale CO2 and CH4 exchange from rangeland systems in East Africa in Kenya and Ethiopia using the state-of-the-art eddy covariance technique. Ecosystem GHG flux measurements will be accompanied by measurements of soil-atmosphere GHG exchange as well as meteorological, soil, and vegetation measurements. The successful candidate will be based at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya, with travel in Kenya and southern Ethiopia. The contract is for two years with possibility of extension and is open until filled, ideally starting ASAP.

The study is part of a network of experimental sites across a gradient of land degradation related to agropastoral livestock production in semi-arid landscapes in East Africa within the ESSA project (Earth Observation and Environmental Sensing For Climate-Smart Sustainable Agropastoral Ecosystem Transformation In East Africa; https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/projects/climate-smart-agropastoral-ecosystem-transformation-in-east-africa/partners). This position will be part of ILRI’s scientific staff and located within the Mazingira Centre in Nairobi, Kenya (https://mazingira.ilri.org/).

More information and details on position requirements can found here:


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  • Additional Dates: Open until filled, start date is ASAP
  • Contact: Mike Graham email