Two Ph.D. research assistantships at the University of Idaho ~

4 de junio de 2005

Two Ph.D. research assistantships at the University of Idaho

Two Ph.D.-level research assistantships will be available to study the isotopic coupling of forest carbon and water budgets at a site on the west slope of the beautiful northern Rockies. One student will concentrate on the measurement and scaling of component carbon fluxes (e.g., soil respiration, canopy photosynthesis) to the ecosystem level; this student will work closely with other scientists applying eddy correlation and sapflux techniques in the same stands. The second student will focus on the modification of existing models of forest carbon/water budgets to accept isotopic data as an input parameter, to be followed by testing of the models with independent biometric and hydrologic measurements. These positions represent central parts of a larger interdisciplinary project including scientists skilled in remote sensing, eddy flux measurements, climate modeling, forest hydrology, and the physiological ecology of trees. They will provide opportunities for collaborations across a broad range of disciplines and levels of organization.

The University of Idaho provides a collegial, small-town atmosphere with programs, from land-grant disciplines to the liberal arts. Our programs are large enough to provide intellectual stimulation, international networking, and opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, but they are small enough to provide personalized attention. The positions are contingent on final approval of funding. For more information, please contact John Marshall ( at (208)885-6695 or Apply to the Department of Forest Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA 83844-1133.

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