Ph.D. Studentship available immediately at University of Toronto, Canada ~ Bioblogia.net

18 de abril de 2005

Ph.D. Studentship available immediately at University of Toronto, Canada

We are seeking a Ph.D. student who will work with an interdisciplinary group studying the dynamics of wood debris (WD) in eastern boreal forests of Canada, specifically focussing on implications for carbon and wildlife management. Project goals are to: 1) use longitudinal and cross-sectional approaches to measure the temporal progression of WD decay and WD carbon stocks, 2) undertake sampling of above- and below-ground carbon stocks at selected study sites; 3) use the resulting data and a process-based carbon model to investigate implications of scenarios of wood retention and biomass harvesting for carbon supply and fluxes, ecosystem productivity, and biological diversity. The student will be supervised by Dr. Jay Malcolm at University of Toronto and Dr. Changhui Peng at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM).

Applicants must have a MS. degree in forest science, ecology, soil science, geography, natural resource management, and an interest in the ecology of the boreal forest and carbon modelling. Experience with field measurements, data analysis, carbon modelling, and computer programming (C, C++) are highly desirable, although a wide range of candidates with diverse skill sets will be considered. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a copy of academic transcripts (including TOEFL score if international student) and the names/contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date will be July-September 2005.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Jay Malcolm
Associate Professor
Faculty of Forestry
University of Toronto
33 Willcocks St.
Toronto, ON M5S3B3
Tel: 416-978-0142; Fax : 416-978-3834
E-mail : jay.malcolm@utoronto.ca

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