The ecohydrology lab at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (https://uqoecohydro.weebly.com/) is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher.
Evapotranspiration is an important component of the terrestrial hydrology cycle and it is a key variable to understand the impact of climate change on forests. The PDF will be part of two projects aiming to understand the effects of i) drought and ii) biodiversity on the evapotranspiration of North American temperate forests. To study the effects of drought, a rainfall exclusion experiment has been set up at the Kenauk private nature reserve (https://institutkenauk.org/) and tree transpiration will be monitored with sap flow sensors. To study the effects of biodiversity, tree transpiration will be monitored in the IDENT Montreal common garden experiment (https://treedivnet.ugent.be/ExpIDENT.html).
The PDF will be involved in:
• Collecting and analysing sap flux data to assess tree transpiration.
• Conducting a meta-analysis on the effects of biodiversity on evapotranspiration.
• Be actively engaged in the supervision of graduate students (2 MSc students and 2 PhD students).
• PhD completed in water sciences, forest sciences or related field in environmental sciences
• Programming skills (e.g., R).
• Excellent writing and synthesis skills.
• Ability for teamwork.
Start date: summer or fall 2022
Salary: 45 000 CAD $ per year. Funding is also available for conferences and training activities.
Duration: 1 year, with possibility of renewal for another year.
Workplace: flexible, at the Institut des sciences de la forêt tempérée ( ISFORT ) and/or remote work.