Research Scientist -Forest Ecosystem Modeller

Forest Research (FR)

£25,294 - £28,008

Ref: ref 1599816

Fixed Term Appointment to 15 July 2020 based in Farnham, Surrey or in Wales

£25,294 - £28,008, plus benefits


Background Information

Forest Research (FR) is the research Agency of the Forestry Commission. It carries out research in a number of areas related to forests and woodlands. The current post involves working in the Forest Mensuration, Modelling and Forecasting (FMMF) Science Group. The main focus of the work of the Science Group is the development and application of methodologies and models to quantify and improve the economic and environmental performance of forestry systems. In particular the Science Group leads research in the areas of: Tree and timber measurement; monitoring and modelling of forest growth dynamics; modelling and forecasting carbon and GHG balances; LCA and wood supply chains; forest carbon management and carbon accounting methods; practical methods and tools for supporting forestry practice and operations. The Science Group has also a track record in the design and implementation of large computer-based systems for the assessment of the development of forests at regional and national scale under different scenarios for future climate and forestry policy and practice.

The successful candidate will work within a small team of scientists in the FMMF Science Group on the development of “elemental” models of tree and forest growth which represent the building blocks of more complex forest growth simulators. This will also require close collaboration with FR scientists in other groups, such as Tree and Wood Properties and Forest Management.

The key responsibilities for the role will include:

  • Through the analysis of an extensive data set of forestry data, develop, implement and test forest growth models for use in a range of applications principally in support of forestry policy and practice in United Kingdom.
  • Provide model outputs and written reports to inform and underpin sustainable management of resilient woodlands.
  • Advise on the application of mathematical models to address problems in research and forest policy and practice

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

www.forestry.gov.uk/vacancies

0300 067 5652

hr.services@fr@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Please quote ref 1599816

Closing date: 30/9/18, Midnight.

No recruitment agencies please.

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