Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Graduate Research Assistantship in Biogeochemical and Hydrological Cycling in Terrestrial Ecosystems, Lehigh University, USA

Lehigh University seeks applications for an MS or PhD student in climate change and terrestrial ecosystem dynamics starting in Spring 2009 or Fall 2009. Student should be interested in studying how changes in climate, atmospheric chemistry, and land use affect terrestrial ecosystems.

We will explore the effect of both historical changes and future scenarios of climate, CO_2 fertilization and plant physiology, ozone pollution, and land use and management on ecosystem productivity and the hydrological response. There is also the possibility to explore paleoclimatic issues of interest. The approach will involve computer modeling with climate and biogeochemical models.

Candidate should have background in geologic or atmospheric sciences and skills in quantitative modeling and computer programming.

Student will take a wide-range of courses in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department to provide the integrated knowledge necessary to understand the Earth as a system. Support includes tuition and an annual stipend. For more information, please contact Dr. Benjamin Felzer, bsf208[ at ], 610 758-3536.