The University of Helsinki is strengthening its efforts to conduct science that links the biodiversity of coastal habitats in time and space to carbon cycling, sequestration and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The university is currently recruiting 6 new PhD-students, funded by the Nottbeck and Onni Talas Foundations, in the following fields (email addresses of key contacts):
1. Macrophyte ecology (biodiversity, carbon capture) (camilla [dot] gustafssonhelsinki [dot] fi)
2. Benthic ecology (biodiversity, carbon cycling) (alf [dot] norkkohelsinki [dot] fi)
3. Pelagic ecology (biodiversity, carbon cycling) (aleksandra [dot] lewandowskahelsinki [dot] fi)
4. Sediment biogeochemistry (carbon cycling, carbon inventories) (tom [dot] jilberthelsinki [dot] fi)
For more information on the opportunities available, please visit the full announcement below.
5. Pelagic biogeochemistry and GHG emissions (christoph [dot] humborgsu [dot] se)
6. Air-sea interactions and atmospheric measurements of (a) GHG using Eddy Covariance techniques (ivan [dot] mammarellahelsinki [dot] fi) or (b) VOC’s and aerosols; CarbonSink+ (ekaterina [dot] ezhovahelsinki [dot] fi, markku [dot] kulmalahelsinki [dot] fi)
PhD students will pursue their own individual projects, but within a larger interdisciplinary context. The PhD students will have the benefit of working together in a larger collaborative group, with joint sampling campaigns and experimental work at Tvärminne Zoological Station and be supported and co-supervised by a team of experienced, senior scientists representing different science disciplines. Successful applicants will be enrolled at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences or at the Faculty of Science, University of Helsinki. Detailed research plans will be drafted in collaboration with the supervisors and other consortium members.