Postdoc Opportunity: Nitrous oxide emissions from arable crop rotations
Closing date: 1 August 2023
Location: Aaehus University, Denmark
The Department of Agroecology at Aarhus University, Denmark, is offering a postdoctoral position on nitrous oxide emissions from arable crop rotations, starting 01-11-2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position will be available for a 3-year period.
A key activity in the first year will be to compile, analyse and publish nitrous oxide emission data from a multi-site and multi-year monitoring study, with a particular focus on organic vs. synthetic fertilisers, and on cover crops as sink and source of nitrous oxide.
Environmental and microbiological controls will then be investigated in new and targeted studies that may involve field experiments with automated chambers as well as controlled laboratory experiments.
The experimental studies should be planned to support ongoing national and international collaboration on process-based modeling of nitrous oxide emissions. Accounting for the effects of organic hotspots is a particular challenge for models, but important in a Danish context with a high degree of organic N input to arable soil in manure and crop residues.
The postdoc position will be part of a lively international research environment with a broad focus on measurement and modeling of C and N turnover and cropping systems, and on mitigation of environmental impacts.