Postdoctoral Fellow in Root-zone Hydrological Processes in Agricultural Systems
Soil System Sciences
|Application Deadline||19 May 2017|
|Posted||19 April 2017|
At Stockholm University, the Department of Physical Geography is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science. The department has approximately 135 employees and educates approximately 2 000 students annually. Education is oriented towards geography, geosciences, biology-earth sciences and environmental management. The main research areas are: Biogeography and Geomatics, Climate science and quaternary geology, Environment, resource dynamics and management, Geomorphology and glaciology, and Hydrology, Water resources and permafrost.
The Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University seeks to employ a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the mixing and age distribution of water across the root zone in a tropical agricultural setting. Specifically, this project targets quantification of water partitioning from the plot-to-landscape scale over various treatments of irrigation, soil amendments (e.g. biochar) and cropping systems for field sites in Costa Rica and Brazil. The research will involve using hydrological tracers (stable water isotopes) and hydrometric observations to characterize water storages along the continuum from the bottom of the root zone through plants. The core of this research will focus on modeling the soil-plant-atmosphere water dynamics that define how storages mix/connect to determine the partitioning of root zone water either up through evapotranspiration or down through recharge.
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