Starting in autumn 2024, our working group of dendroecology in Prague, Czech Republic (https://web.natur.cuni.cz/physgeo/dendro/) is offering four fully funded PhD positions. The candidates will join diverse teams of projects funded by the research excellence programme and the Czech Science Foundation. Individual PhD topics aim to understand the response of forest ecosystems to ongoing climate change by combining dendrochronological methods, process-based models of wood formation, dendrometers, and quantitative wood anatomy.
The application deadline is 13.03.2024. Applications need to be submitted through the university web interface: https://stars-natur.cz/phd-positions/geography. You can find details about each position through the links below or in the attached flyer.
Position 1: Disentangling environmental drivers of boreal forest growth (main supervisor Dr. Jelena Lange)
Position 2: Predicting tree growth into future – a space for time substitution approach (main supervisor Dr. Václav Treml)
Position 3: Quantifying the importance of phenology, growth rate, and growth occurrence for annual wood production (main supervisor Dr. Jan Tumajer)
Position 4: Using a process-based model of wood formation to unravel regional gradients and temporal changes in growth kinetics and phenology of forest tree species (main supervisor Dr. Jan Tumajer)