Doctoral researcher in hydrology/soil science/geo-ecology

Friedrich Schiller University Jena
June 08 2017
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Full Time
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The Collaborative Research Center SFB 1076 “AquaDiva - Understanding the Links between Surface and Subsurface Biogeosphere” is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). AquaDiva is an ambitious research center with more than 70 researchers and Institutes at four faculties of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) and three non-university research institutes in Jena or Leipzig. The integrated Research Training Group AquaDiva is educating doctoral researchers in a structured, interdisciplinary training program. AquaDiva combines different research areas, such as ecology, microbiology, hydrogeology, soil science, geomorphology, geochemistry, geology, geophysics, chemistry, and information science, to a comprehensive picture of subsurface research (


The Integrated Research Training Group AquaDiva invites applications for a

Doctoral Researcher Position (m/f; Ref.No. 130/2017)

at the group Terrestrial Ecohydrology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Effect of Canopy-Induced Heterogeneity on Water Flux Patterns below the Root Zone

The project aims at understanding whether canopy-induced small-scale patterns of water fluxes have potential to affect area-averaged water fluxes below the rooting zone. This project goes beyond assessing the effect of canopies on precipitation, by accounting specifically also for vegetation-induced patterns of soil hydraulic properties and transpiration. This work will be conducted at an intensive monitoring site already equipped with an expansive soil sensor network and forest lysimeters. An important technical task will be the extension of the soil sensor network by potentiometers and the development of a low complexity soil water model for a model-data-fusion exercise.

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