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Postdoc position – modelling and forest planning

NIBIO - Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
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Norwegian Nynorsk

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This Postdoc position has been established in co-operation with the Norwegian State Forest Agency, Statskog and will involve research and further development around the GEOSKOG forest and forest management simulator.  The position is based in the city of Steinkjer in central Norway. The candidate will work with Statskog on an ongoing basis and must expect some office hours at their head office in Namsos.  The position runs for a period of 3 years with a start date is as soon as possible.

Main responsibilities

The postdoc position will focus on the following main areas:

  • Evaluate, improve and develop various growth and yield and mortality functions that make up the GEOSKOG tool
  • Utilize GEOSKOG in a series of analyses looking at the effect of different forest management treatments,  environmental restrictions,  and harvesting strategies on the available volumes of timber as well as on the provision of ecosystems services in the short and medium-term

Professional qualifications (required)

  • Ph.D. in forestry with a focus on growth & yield, planning, or modelling
  • Experience with writing and publishing scientific papers
  • Good written and oral English skills
  • Strong statistics skills and good working knowledge of the R statistical software package
  • Experience with programming


Postdoc position – modelling and forest planning