Technische Universität Dresden - Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Department Forest Sciences, Institute of Forest Growth and Forest Computer Sciences, Chair of Forest Growth and Woody Biomass Production
The TU Dresden is one of eleven German universities that were identified as an “excellence university”. TUD has about 36.500 students and almost 5319 employees, 507 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
Having been committed to sciences and the engineering before the reunification of Germany, TU Dresden now is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine.
Research Associate / PhD Student
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
The position is available immediately, entails 50% of the fulltime weekly hours and is fixed-term for a duration of three years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).
Short project description: In cooperation with State Forestry Service Mecklenburg-Pomerania, effects of global change, in particular effects of climate change and increased nitrogen deposition, will be investigated on the growth and vitality of forests in Mecklenburg-Pomerania. Monitoring data on crown condition and diverse site factors (e.g. nutrient status), which was collected since 1986, is available to the project for 59 sites, mainly stocked with Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). The existing dataset will be extended with tree-ring data (tree-ring width and wood anatomical parameters), allowing for multifactorial analyses on numerous timely questions, e.g. how trees cope with co-occurring changes in environmental conditions, such as acidification, increased nitrogen deposition and global warming.