Copenhagen Global Change Initiative (COGCI) PhD project


Plant ecosystem studies in the high Arctic.


A new Ph.D. stipend is available in the area of coupling of the upper to the lower atmosphere. The research will be carried out at the National Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and at the Botanical Department, University of Copenhagen. The Danish Research Training Council (FUR) supports this project.



Investigation and modeling of abiotic factors on plant production under future climate scenarios in a high Arctic ecosystem. Existing data will be used as well as supplementary field studies. The COGCI PhD School ( at the University of Copenhagen and NERI co-arrange the project, with formal responsibility at the University. The successful applicant will be employed at NERI. Salary for the position is in accordance with Danish rules, as is the conditions for the PhD study, which include teaching duties.


A committee will evaluate the applicants. According to the rules applicants will only see their own evaluation and not the names nor the evaluations of other applicants. The general application form must be used, and the general rules can also be found at The successful applicant will afterwards have to apply for immatriculation at the University.


The form can also be obtained from the COGCI secretariat, Øster Voldgade 3, 1350 Copenhagen K., phone +45 35 32 42 53. The application including attachments must be at the COGCI secretariat, Øster Voldgade 3, DK-1350 Copenhagen K no later than December 1st 2003 at noon. Please mark your application “COGCI/PLANT ECOSYSTEMS”. You must have obtained your final MSc marks no later than December 15th 2003.


Interested candidates may contact Anders Michelsen ([email protected]) & Lotte Illeris ([email protected]) at the Botanical Department; or Mikkel Tamstorf ([email protected].dk) & Hans Meltofte ([email protected] at NERI.