June 2012
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[Met-jobs] Graduate Research Opportunities at the University of Idaho (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 6 Jun 2012 07:55:06 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The University of Idaho is seeking applicants for fully funded PhD or MS
research assistantships on the following two projects starting Fall 2012
or sooner:

1. Graduate Research Assistantships in Applied Agricultural Climatology

Two 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 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
<>) with an interdisciplinary team
of climate scientists, economists, agronomists, soil scientists,
entomologists, plant pathologists, and weed scientists from three
land-grant universities (University of Idaho, Washington State
University and Oregon State University) as part of their PhD experience.
The position provides 12-month salary support ($24k/yr) plus health
insurance, tuition, and fees.

2. Graduate Research Assistantship in Hydroclimatology

A research assistantship is available to study extreme precipitation
events and their manifestation on hydrologic extremes the western United
States at a variety of spatial scales. This project seeks to
characterize seasonal extreme precipitation events and the linkages to
synoptic meteorology and large-scale climate variability. Prospective
students should have a background in quantitative geography or ecology,
atmospheric science, or a related earth sciences field. This NSF
sponsored project provides 12-month salary support ($24k/yr) plus health
insurance, tuition, and fees.

Information about the application materials and the academic programs
can be obtained at <> and
through the Department of Geography or Environmental Science. For more
information contact Dr. John Abatzoglou (

John Abatzoglou
University of Idaho
Department of Geography
Assistant Professor <>

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