Our research group has six vacant 3-year PhD or 2-year postdoctoral researcher (Post.Doc) positions, depending on the qualifications of the applicants.
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The successful candidates will be part of a team of researchers in the three projects:
- “Precision forestry for improved resource utilization and reduced wood decay in Norwegian forests” (PRECISION)
- “Changing forest area and forest productivity – Climatic and human causes, effects, monitoring options, and climate mitigation potential” (ForestPotential)
- “Novel business models and mechanisms for the sustainable supply of and payment for forest ecosystem services” (NOBEL)
Supervisors: Ole Martin Bollandsås, Terje Gobakken, Hans Ole Ørka
«Precision forestry for improved resource utilization and reduced wood decay in Norwegian forests (PRECISION)»
PRECISION is an integrated project that addresses root and butt rot (RBR), the largest source of biomaterial and value loss in the primary production of the Norwegian forest sector. Even a small improvement in the information of the geographical location of RBR can lead to a very large financial gain for the forest sector.
PRECISION consists of a multidisciplinary research consortium spanning the fields of robotics and forest technology, remote sensing, pathology, silviculture, forest management planning, and economics. The consortium includes researchers from Norwegian research institutes and universities in partnership with leading international scientists. The industrial partners are an integral part of the project – the PRECISION industrial partners are responsible for more than 80% of the annual harvest in Norway’s forests.
PRECISION aims at improving the carbon footprint and hence the overall sustainability of the Norwegian forest sector. RBR has a negative impact on the carbon footprint of the forestry sector as it reduces tree growth, increases tree mortality, and reduces the yield of saw timber that can substitute building materials with long lifetimes.
Project pages at NIBIO are under construction.