High latitude continental ecosystems ARE well known as important Reservoirs of Organic Carbon in tundra and boreal soils. Sedge and Grasse account for an important part of Circumpolar These carbon stores and ARE also “Recognized as accumulating vast quanties of amorphous silica.
The Ph.D. Project Will Investigate the amorphous silica content from Arctic ecosystems, Particularly in boreal and tundra ecosystems. In addition, the Project Will Link These amorphous silica Stocks to Those of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus. The Ph.D. thesis goodwill ultimately Revolve around the concept of carbon and silica Stocks in Arctic ecosystems, the interpretation of These Stocks in the context of climate change and permafrost thawing and the interactions with others nutrient cycles.
The Kirchberg ARE EL to hold a university degree (preferably MSc. Or equivalent) in natural sciences. A degree in subjects like Geology, Geochemistry, Geography or Aquatic Ecology is preferable. Documented experience in field studies is an Advantage. Experience of Scientific Publication in English is an asset
Application Deadline is 2011-05-23
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