The Department conducts teaching and research within the areas of Forest Planning, Forest Remote Sensing, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences and Landscape Studies. The Department is responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programs including the Swedish National Forest Inventory, National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden, Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring and the Butterfly and Bumblebee Inventory. Research at the Department is focused on multilateral cooperation combining expertise from our many research groups. This gives unique possibilities for creating holistic solutions for the sustainable use of natural resources. The Department has approximately 100 employees. For more information visit www.slu.se/srh
DutiesWe are now looking for a person with special interest in forest planning. Within the framework of a 4-year PhD student project, you will work on developing new planning models to minimize the negative effects of future climate change. Existing models for forestry planning can take into account growth response as a function of climate change. On the other hand, the increased risks (e.g. storm and fires) that climate change is expected to lead to is not taken into account in most planning models used today. The work is therefore essentially about developing methods to include consideration for this type of risks in the planning process. The methods developed in the project should be implemented in the Heureka system, which is an internationally leading decision support system.
QualificationsYou should have a university education in forest science or education in mathematics or mathematical statistics with great interest in forest issues, as well as interest in, and preferably experience from, forest management planning, optimization methods and computer-based decision support systems. Experience from computer programming is a merit. Great emphasis is placed on analytical and problem solving ability as well as ability for independent work and personal qualities such as social skills. Good skills to express yourself in English is a requirement.
Place of workUmeå
Form of employmentEmployment (4 years)
Starting dateAccording to agreement
ApplicationWe welcome your application no later than 2019-09-30 use the button below.
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.
SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.
SLU is an equal opportunity employer.