The PhD-education is typically four years which includes postgraduate courses on for example functioning of boreal forest ecosystem and scientific writing. The thesis typically includes four papers of which at least one is published during the four year.
"I came to Umeå and the department of Forest Ecology and Management to do my research because it is the leading department within the field of biogeochemistry of boreal forests. So far, I enjoy it!" Jakob Schelker, PhD-student.
Available PhD-positions (please note that you can only apply for announced positions, no general applications)
Upcoming PhD-courses and research school
PhD Course on Functioning of Boreal Forest Ecosystems
Research School - Sustainable Management and Utilization of Forests
The Faculty of Forest Sciences at SLU has initiated this Research School addressing the growing demand of raw materials and services from our forests and the necessity of sustainable management of the forest resources in a changing climate.The coordination and activities of the research school are financially supported by a grant from FORMAS. Eight to ten PhDs or Licentiates in forest management are expected within the next five years. Available positions will be announced during spring 2009.
Forest Landscape Biogeochemistry
Forest Vegetation Ecology
Forest Growth & Yield