We’re starting up a new project investigating biodiversity and carbon storage of alpine ecosystems under climate change (http://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG/85396/funcab). The project focuses on the roles of, and interactions between, different functional groups of plants and microbes in controlling the biodiversity and carbon storage of these systems under climate change. Removal experiments (graminoids, forbs, bryophytes), plant and microbial biodiversity assessments, and C flux and stock measurements will make up the core field and lab components  of the project. The project will make use of the ‘climate grid’ of experimental sites set up by the SeedClim project (http://www.uib.no/en/rg/EECRG/55395/seedclim) along temperature and precipitation gradients in western Norway.

So lots of exciting field work carried out in the beautiful fjord landscapes of western Norway. And for all this, we need PhD students! We are now advertising *two PhD positions*, open now, deadline the 9th and 2nd of March, respectively, to work on.

Biodiversity:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/110898/research-fellow-phd-candidate-in-plant-community-responses-to-climate-change

C dynamics:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/110898/research-fellow-phd-candidate-in-plant-community-responses-to-climate-change

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