Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Climate & Ecosystems Division has an opening for a Biogeochemistry Postdoc to join the team.

The Belowground Biogeochemistry Scientific Focus Area in the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division seeks a postdoc to research the effect of soil warming on belowground carbon cycling in a conifer forest. They will focus on the response of plant roots, mycorrhizae, and soil organic matter cycling at the long term, whole-soil warming experiment at Blodgett Forest. You will join an interdisciplinary team working on the biogeochemical, microbial, mineral, and plant interactions and responses to warming, with empirical and modeling approaches.

This position is primarily empirical, with significant field and lab work. You will help define their specific project and contributions, depending on their experience and interest. There is potential to use different soil respiration measurement systems, stable isotope and 14C techniques, apparent respiratory quotient, imaging and molecular analyses of mycorrhizae, as well as other biogeochemical approaches using laboratories and user facilities at Berkeley Lab and nearby. Secondarily, they may also participate in the new warming experiment being developed at a grassland ecosystem at Point Reyes. The Blodgett Forest is situated at mid-elevation in the beautiful Sierra Nevada in California. Investigating wildfire is another potential research avenue for the future of this project so applicants with interest in wildfire would be welcome.


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