PhD scholarship: Forest Ecology and Forest History 207 views

The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) have a vacant 3-year PhD position related to Forest Ecology and Forest History. The PhD project is based on collaboration between MINA and a strategic institutional program at the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO).

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Dendrochronological studies.
  • Soil charcoal analysis and basic pollen analysis.
  • Determination of soil carbon stocks.
  • Identification and registration of boreal forest plants and fungi.
  • Exploring links between contemporary biodiversity, forest history, and soil carbon stocks.
  • Dissemination of results.


  • Applicant must meet the conditions defined for admission to a PhD program at NMBU.
  • Applicant must have an academically relevant education corresponding to a five-year Norwegian degree program, where 120 credits are at master’s degree level
  • Applicant must have a documented strong academic background from previous studies and be able to document proficiency in both written and oral English.
  • Applicant must have relevant master degree in Ecology, Biology, Forest Science, or similar, with good results.
  • Fundamental knowledge in boreal forest ecology.
  • Ability to work independently as well as the ability to cooperate under varying conditions (e.g. under field- and lab conditions).
  • High work capacity and driving license.


Apply online and include the following:

  • A letter of intent
  • CV
  • Full publication list
  • Copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all certified)
  • A list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and e-mail addresses).
  • Publications should be included electronically
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Ecology, Biology, Forest Science
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline February 14th, 2020

Company Information
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  • Address Norway
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