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22 de octubre de 2014

2 phd positions in biogeochemical dynamics terrestrial ecosystems (USA)

Two Ph.D. positions are available in the Naithani Lab https://sites.google.com/site/kjnaithani in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas, starting Fall 2015. The successful candidates will develop their Ph.D. projects combining field and modeling approaches to explore the spatio-temporal dynamics of biogeochemical cycling in terrestrial ecosystems. The Ph.D. position will be embedded in the research theme of the Naithani Lab but the focus of their chosen project is flexible.
Research in the Naithani Lab focuses on three complementary themes: (1)
understanding spatio-temporal dynamics of ecosystem structure and function,
2) upscaling carbon and water fluxes from plant to landscape, and 3)
understanding and modeling the influence of disturbance and global change
on socio-ecological systems. All current and past projects combine field
and modeling approaches. For more details, visit

Applicants must hold a Master degree or equivalent (e.g. a published paper)
with strong oral and written communication skills in English. Please apply
online https://waprd.uark.edu/web-apps/uark/apply/ or complete an
application for admission form
http://www.uark.edu/depts/gradinfo/forms/student/appl-admission.pdf to the
Graduate School.  Competitive funding opportunities, Distinguished Doctoral
Fellows (DDFs) and Doctoral Academy Fellows (DAFs), are available for
exceptional students that will supplement the standard graduate stipend.
The DDFs have a salary range of $35,000-$40,000 for a 12-month stipend, and
the DAFs have a range of $25,000-$30,000 for a 12-month stipend. Please
visit Lab’s website https://sites.google.com/site/kjnaithani/join-the-lab
for information about my mentoring philosophy and availability of doctoral
funding. Contact Dr. Kusum Naithani <kusum@uark.edu> for additional

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