Postdoc position in Modelling of Forest Vulnerability to Climate Stress

Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Closing date: 15 August 2024

Modelling of Forest Vulnerability to Climate Stress: Lund University is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to simulate the impacts of climate stress on Sweden’s forest. The project aims to identify drought risk areas and targets forest management action.

As a postdoc in this project, you will develop and apply modelling techniques and model-data fusion to improve the understanding of drought stress risks in Swedish forests. This includes work with data from ICOS stations in Sweden, the flux footprint model FFP, and the dynamic ecosystem model LPJ-GUESS.

The position offers a working place within an enthusiastic and interdisciplinary team at Lund University that covers a broad range of expertise from atmospheric dynamics, ecosystem modelling, experimental greenhouse gas flux measurements, and stakeholder exchange. The project involves close collaboration with partners from the forest industry, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, and the Swedish Forest Agency, and further links to teams working on carbon cycle and forest modelling and measurements in Europe and beyond.

You will be supervised by Natascha Kljun at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University, and Tom Pugh and Cecilia Akselsson, both at the Dept. of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University.

Deadline for applications is 15 August 2024. The 2-year fully-funded postdoc position should start in October 2024, or according to agreement.

For more information about the project, qualification requirements, and on how to apply, see