Postdoc de 4 años para medir la respuesta de los bosques europeos al cambio climático ~

12 de abril de 2023

Postdoc de 4 años para medir la respuesta de los bosques europeos al cambio climático

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Research Associate

The role

A postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) position is available to develop new approaches for characterising the resilience of European forests to climate extremes using data from tree sensor networks that measure tree growth and water use in real time. The PDRA will be based in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol within the research group of Dr Tommaso Jucker ( This is a 4-year full time position with a proposed start date of 1 October 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

What will you be doing?

You will be responsible for overseeing the installation and upkeep of a new continental-scale network of wireless tree sensors covering Europe’s major forest types and tree species. By accurately measuring the stem growth and water use of thousands of trees in real time, you will build the first complete picture of how climate contains tree-level carbon and water dynamics at hourly, daily, seasonal and annual time scales. You will identify the precise climatic windows within which different tree species are able to grow and transpire, and quantify how the relationship between tree growth, water use and climate is modulated by a tree’s competitive neighbourhood. You will also assist with collaborative efforts to integrate and upscale measurements from the tree sensor network with other data sources, including tree rings, eddy covariance and remote sensing. You will be embedded within a larger team of forest ecologists, plant ecophysiologists and remote sensing scientists funded through a UKRI Frontier Research Guarantee grant awarded to Dr Jucker.

You should apply if

You will have a PhD in ecology, geography or other relevant subject, with a strong grounding in forest ecology, plant ecophysiology and plant responses to environmental stress. Previous experience in leading fieldwork campaigns in remote and logistically challenging conditions is highly desirable, as is experience installing, maintaining and analysing data from dendrometers and/or sap flow sensors. You will be highly motivated, collaborative and an excellent communicator, as well as having a demonstrable desire to learn new skills. Within the broad remit of the project, there will be plenty of scope for you to help shape the focus and direction of the research based on your expertise and interests.

Additional information

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Tommaso Jucker (

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