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Decision on call for salary funding for postdoctoral positions in Lund

During winter 2016-17 there was an open BECC call for salary funds for up to 6 BECC postdoctoral positions in Lund.
Aim was to strengthen the ongoing interdisciplinary development of BECC research by creating and strengthening interdisciplinary interactions. This call particularly aimed to support early-career researchers with high potential to become future research leaders by providing the opportunity to seek funding for a postdoc to work under their supervision.

The funding decision for this call has been made and here are the five projects that is granted salary a two-year post-doc:

“Modelling the resilience and sustainability of soil microbial functions to climate change-induced drought in Ethiopia” Applicants: Johannes Rousk (Biology, LU) with Paul Miller (Dept Physical Geography and Ecosystems Science, LU), Daniel Metcalfe (Dept Physical Geography and Ecosystems Science, LU), Edith Hammer (Biology, LU).

“Filling in critical knowledge gaps of ecosystem properties across the Arctic.” Applicants: Dan Metcalfe (Dept Physical Geography and Ecosystems Science, LU) with Johannes Rousk (Dept. of Biology, Lund University), Johan Uddling (Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Gothenburg University).

“How do microbes “tuck away” carbon? The role of microbes in physical soil organic carbon stabilization” Applicants: Edith Hammer (Biology, LU) with Leif Klemedtsson (Earth Sciences, GU), Per Persson (CEC, LU).

“Farm2forest: Evaluating impacts of agricultural policy reform on biodiversity and ecosystem services in mixed farming-forestry landscapes” Applicants: Yann Clough (CEC, LU) with Cecilia Akselsson (INES, LU), Johan Ekroos (CEC, LU), Mark Brady (CEC & Agrifood, LU), Paul Caplat (CEC, LU & Queen’s University Belfast).

“The making of green infrastructure as a policy tool for biodiversity conservation” Applicants: Johan Ekroos (CEC, LU) with Åsa Knaggård (Department of Political Science, LU), Ola Olsson (Department of Biology, LU), Anna Persson (CEC, LU), Johanna Alkan Olsson (CEC, LU).

All five postdocs will be based at the Centre for Environmental and Climate research (CEC) and will be announced at the same time in a joint recruitment process during 2017. The postdocs’ main duty will be to carry out research, but active participation in the BECC environment is expected.

 

 

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