A study of running waters in the boreal region
A study of running waters in the boreal region

Krycklan Catchment Study

A study of running waters in the boreal region

15 positions to apply for if you want to do research in the Svartberget/Krycklan research infrastructure

A research project "Branch-Points" at SLU in Umeå was granted ~$5 Million US in October this year by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation (KAW). The purpose of this project - that will be centered around Krycklan - is to analyze forest carbon and water budgets in terms of a series of interlinked metabolic branch-points (BPs). Do you want to be part of this project? Look at the Pre-announcement YouTube clip with Hjalmar and Torgny and read the announcements.

In Branch-points we will be focusing on (1) the partitioning of water fluxes between surface evaporation and leaf transpiration; (2) photosynthetic water-use efficiency and mesophyll conductance; (3) the partitioning between photosynthetic carboxylation and oxygenation; (4) the partitioning of electrons between cytochrome oxidase and the alternative oxidase; and (5) partitioning of carbon between above- and below-ground processes. The analyses will be constrained by eddy covariance data, including eddy covariance of δ13C, and mechanistic models of carbon and water flux processes. The project is led by Professor Torgny Näsholm.

Pre-announcement YouTube clip with Hjalmar Laudon and Torgny Näsholm

2 PhD-positions in Umeå:

Two fully-funded PhD positions in hydrology/ecohydrology at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umeå. One of the PhD positions will be focused on riparian buffer zone hydrology with ultimate goal of testing how the riparian zone controls stream water hydrology and quality in order to optimize forest management practices around streams. The other position will be more focused on ecohydrology with the overarching aim of partitioning evapotranspiration water losses into evaporation and transpiration across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Both projects will be based in the Krycklan catchment (www.slu.se/Krycklan), which is one of the most heavily instrumented and monitored forest catchments in the world. The closing date for these two positions in May 25, 2016.


Niles Hasselquist

Hjalmar Laudon 

Riparian buffer zone hydrology: Science based recommendations for best forest management practice


Ecohydrology: Characterizing and quantifying the important role trees play in the boreal hydrologic cycle



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