Researcher (f/m/d) “Spatial analyses of small water bodies” with ZALF

Deadline: 31st March 2021

The mission of the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) as a nationally and internationally active research institute is to deliver solutions for an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable agriculture – together with society. ZALF is a member of the Leibniz Association and is located in Müncheberg (approx. 35 minutes by regional train from Berlin-Lichtenberg). It also maintains a research station with further locations in Dedelow and Paulinenaue. The IPP project “Small Water Bodies in an agricultural landscape: Ecosystem services of spatial and temporal within-field transition zones (SWBTrans)” aims at the quantification of the supply of ecosystem services and disservices as provided by kettle holes in agricultural landscapes. Kettle holes are regarded as potential hotspots of biodiversity in the monotone arable land due to their high variability of site factors. This project addresses the lack of a systematic knowledge about the hydrological behavior of kettle holes and in particularly the hydrological driven spatiotemporal interaction between kettle holes and their agricultural surroundings. This includes determining the conditions that cause flooding, their interaction with ecosystem services and disservices, the effects on yield, and the regulation of function feedbacks. The project is divided into four workpacks and has been running since 2019. Within the work package “Hydrology and Remote Sensing” we are offering as soon as possible a 65% positions (TV-L 13) temporarily limited for 10 month at our location in Müncheberg.

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