Project description: With growing interest in wetland management and restoration as a natural
climate solution, improved estimates of wetland carbon sequestration and greenhouse (GHG)
fluxes across Canadian wetland types are strongly needed. The objective of this partnership is
to contribute to an improved understanding of the response of wetland carbon dynamics to
management and climate change in key wetland types across Canada. In this project, we focus
on wetlands in the Prairie Pothole Region of western Canada and tidal wetlands along the
Pacific Coast since these ecosystems are understudied relative to other wetland types in
Canada, yet they play important roles in carbon cycling and climate regulation. The goal of this
collaborative research project is to contribute to an improved understanding of the response of
wetland carbon dynamics to management and climate change in key wetland types across
Canada, and help inform regional and national climate mitigation strategies and related policy
development.

Postdoctoral Position: The successful candidate will be based in Vancouver, Canada and
supervised by Dr. Sara Knox at The University of British Columbia. The PDF will also have the
opportunity to work with researchers at Ducks Unlimited Canada, and collaborate with other
research groups at UBC. Responsibilities include original scientific research, mentoring
graduate and undergraduate students, and manuscript preparation. Specifically, the PDF will
assist with the maintenance of multiple eddy covariance flux tower sites, processing eddy
covariance data from a subset of sites, conducting original research using data collected from
these towers, and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts. The PDF will also develop professional skills such as collaboration and communication by participating in biweekly to monthly meetings with Ducks Unlimited Canada collaborators and by presenting research at national and international scientific conferences.

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  • Additional Dates: Review of applications will begin on March 1, and applicants must be available to start the position between April – July 2022.
  • Contact: Sara Knox email
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