Analysis Of Wood Anatomy And Eddy Covariance Series To Investigate Carbon Sink Activity In Conifer...

Universities and Institutes of Italy


June 22, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Università degli Studi di Padova – Dipartimento TESAF
  • Research Field: Agricultural sciences › Forest sciences
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3) Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Application Deadline: 22/06/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Italy
  • Type Of Contract: To be defined
  • The objective of the project is to merge information from eddy covariance measurements on carbon fluxes with information on tree growth assessed through quantitative wood anatomy. The analyses will be performed on two conifer species, Pinus strobus and a Pinus banksiana, collected in two stands in Canada. Eddy covariance measurements of the last 15 years will be processed to assess intra- and inter-annual patterns of GEP and other estimates of carbon forest-atmosphere exchanges. 10 increment cores per site will be extracted from trees for anatomical analysis. Images of cross-sections will be taken with laser scanner, and processed with ROXAS software. Anatomical traits partitioning into intra-ring sectors will be performed in R environment. Multi-decadal intra-ring series of cell anatomical features will be associated to time series of eddy covariance measurements to assess the link between carbon fluxes and tree radial growth.

    Eligibility criteria

    The selection takes place through the evaluation of the titles, scientific and professional CV, academic/scientific publications and an interview

    Eligible destination country/ies for fellows:

  • Italy
  • Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residence:

  • International
  • Eligibility of fellows: nationality/ies:

  • International
  • Selection process

    The applications will be valued by a referee committee, designed by the Director of the structure and composed by three members belonging to the scientific area of the research project, one of them is the scientific responsible of the scientific project

    Additional comments
  • Contact
  • Contact phone: 0498272693
  • Annual budget: 23786
  • Frequency of calls: 18
  • International mobility required: no
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    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Università degli Studi di Padova – Dipartimento TESAF
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
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  • Country: Italy
  • City: Legnaro