Monday, November 14, 2022

Ph.D. in Phenocam Phenology of Permafrost Wetland Plant

Ph.D. in phenocam phenology of permafrost wetland plant/microbe/ecosystem ecology,

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology (EEB), University of Arizona (UA)

Starting summer 2023; application deadline December 1, 2022

We seek a creative graduate student with experience in remote sensing and/or plant/ecosystem ecology, to pursue Ph.D. research on vegetation dynamics and vegetation-microbe interactions, in thawing permafrost peatlands. The student will join the EMERGE Biological Integration Institute, using phenocams to investigate how seasonal dynamics of above and belowground plant functional and carbon cycle dynamics interact with microbial communities to scale to the ecosystem biogeochemistry of CH4 and CO2, and learn how these relations are affected by changing climate.  

The successful student applicant would be enrolled in University Arizona’s EEB department starting in Fall 2023, managing phenocams deployed in the experimental field site in Arctic Sweden (at the Abisko Research Station), and will be co-advised by collaborators in Sweden. We anticipate a paid opportunity for an initial season of fieldwork (in summer 2023) before matriculating in the fall.

For details see ad posting here.


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