The tenure track position “Biodiversity change and ecosystem health” will strengthen the ArcI research area “Global change & northern environments”. This research encompasses physical geography, hydrology, water resources and ecohydrology, aquatic and terrestrial ecology as well as ecosystem processes. The research includes studies on geodiversity, permafrost thaw feedbacks, seasonal frost traits, snow dynamics in catchments, peatland hydrology, hydrological fluxes and moisture sources, biodiversity effects on ecosystem resilience and health, trace gas feedbacks, and interactions among organisms within and among trophic levels. The research builds on long-term experimental studies, numerical modelling and statistics to analyse past and future climate and land use.
The research in “Biodiversity change and ecosystem health" should determine how biodiversity protection and multiple pressures from climate and land-use change impact aquatic and terrestrial communities, ecosystem services and their resilience considering various spatial and temporal scales. The position will be based at the Faculty of Science or Technology at University of Oulu.