|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Fri, 18 Nov 2011 14:28:18 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The University of Idaho is seeking applicants for fully funded PhD research assistantships on the following two projects starting Fall 2012 or sooner: 1. Graduate Research Assistantships in Applied Agricultural Climatology Two PhD research assistantships are available to join a collaborative research project working on aspects of agricultural mitigation/adaptation and climate change in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Research will include 1) analyzing the suitability of global climate models within the Inland Pacific Northwest, 2) utilizing existing statistical methods to downscale regional and global climate model across the steep climatic gradient covering inland dryland/rainfed cropping zones of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, and 3) evaluating projected changes in agroclimatic zones and irrigation demands under future climate scenarios. Students will interact with other students and scientists working on diverse aspects of this broadly collaborative project on climate change and agriculture. The overall goal of this USDA-NIFA funded project is to enhance the sustainability of cereal production systems under ongoing and projected climate change while contributing to climate change mitigation (Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture [REACCH]) with an interdisciplinary team of climate scientists, economists, agronomists, soil scientists, entomologists, plant pathologists, and weed scientists. Participating students, therefore, will have the opportunity to interact and collaborate with diverse faculty and students from three land-grant universities (University of Idaho, Washington State University and Oregon State University) as part of their PhD experience. Prospective students should have a background in quantitative geography or ecology, atmospheric science, or a related earth sciences field. Priority will be given to candidates that have experience with computer programming. The position provides 12-month salary support ($22-24k/yr) plus health insurance, tuition, and fees. For more information contact Dr. John Abatzoglou (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) and Dr. Von Walden (<email@example.com>). 2. Graduate Research Assistantship in Climatology Seeking a motivated student interested in synoptic-climate interactions focused on the western United States and their relationship to precipitation extremes. In particular, this project will investigate the importance of cut-off lows on precipitation patterns, and linkages to large scale climate variability. This NSF sponsored project provides 12-month salary support ($22-24k/yr) plus health insurance, tuition, and fees. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. John Abatzoglou (<firstname.lastname@example.org>) for further information. Information about the application materials can be obtained at <http://www.uidaho.edu/cogs/admissions.aspx> and through the Department of Geography or Environmental Science. Applications submitted by February 1, 2012 will be guaranteed consideration for admission and funding for the Fall 2012 semester. John Abatzoglou University of Idaho Department of Geography Assistant Professor email@example.com http://webpages.uidaho.edu/jabatzoglou/
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