The University of New Hampshire seeks a PhD student to join a collaborative project (UNH, Boston University, Penn State University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks), funded by the National Science Foundation’s Water, Sustainability, and Climate Program. The project will generate an integrated assessment of the impacts of climate- and human-driven changes in hydrology on agricultural production and land use in Central, South, East, and Southeast Asia, and the implications for regional food security and economic welfare in the coming decades. The project involves collaboration with researchers working in hydrology, geography/land use, cryosphere, agroecology, and environmental economics here at UNH and at the collaborative institutions. A background in hydrology, geo-spatial data analysis and modeling, agroecology/agronomy, physical geography, or biogeochemistry is desired. The research will require strong quantitative and programming (e.g., C, MATLAB) skills. Ability to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary team is important.Editor's Note: my own application is already in for this one. If you apply too, good luck!
The student will enroll in UNH’s Natural Resources and Earth System Science PhD program; NRESS is a university-wide interdisciplinary degree program (for details, see www.unh.edu/nressphd/). The position will be in the Water Systems Analysis Group (www.wsag.unh.edu), housed in UNH's Complex Systems Research Center (www.csrc.sr.unh.edu), a research center in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (www.eos.sr.unh.edu). The EOS Institute is a major international research center with more than 200 staff, students, and faculty.
Please send a description of your past work and research interests, a full curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references by email to: Steve Frolking (firstname.lastname@example.org) in PDF format. The NRESS PhD program application deadline is January 15 for matriculation in August (fall semester); full details at www.unh.edu/nressphd/apply.html. The University of New Hampshire is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Posted 18 October 2010. We will begin reviewing applications on 30 November 2010 and the position will remain open until filled.
12 December 2010
UNH Ph.D. Student in Water Sustainability and Climate
This call for applications was found on-line at http://www.wsag.unh.edu/WSCPosition.html.