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[Met-jobs] Six Graduate Positions at the University of Nevada (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:41:14 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Six Graduate Positions in Climate Research at the University of Nevada,
Reno Geography Department

The new Interdisciplinary Climate Research Lab in the Department of
Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno, led by Dr. Douglas Boyle
and Dr. Scott Bassett, has six funded research fellowships for Doctoral
students interested in pursuing multi-disciplinary climate research with
us and our collaborators at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of
Columbia University, University of Maine, the University of Arizona, and
University of Texas at Austin.

Potential projects include: (1) Hydrologic modeling of paleolake and
glacier systems in the Great Basin, South America, and the Tibetan
Plateau to improve our understanding of paleoclimate conditions since
the Last Glacial Maximum, (2) Investigating the impacts of possible
future climate change on agricultural water right acquisitions aimed at
improving the environmental conditions of Walker Lake (a terminal lake
in Nevada), (3) Investigating the impact of climate change on vegetation
dynamics in semi-arid and alpine communities, and (4) Investigating
climate driven future land use scenarios in rural agricultural communities.

The positions, which are funded through the Nevada State Climate Office
(NSCO) and a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
(NFWF), begin in August 2013 and are for four years with half-time
monthly salary support of $1,800 during the academic year and the
possibility of full-time support during the summer (combined up to
$27,000/year). Health insurance and partial tuition waivers are also
provided. Students with scientific backgrounds in hydrology, climate,
geography, planning or ecology and an interest in computer modeling and
interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must send a Curriculum Vitae, unofficial transcripts, GRE
scores and a personal statement (1?2 pages) describing your previous
research experience and future research interests to Dr. Douglas Boyle
<<>> and Dr. Scott Bassett
<<>>. Applicants will also need
to submit an application to the Geography Ph.D. program
<>. For full consideration all
material must be received by March 1, 2013.


Douglas P. Boyle
Associate Professor of Water Resources and Climate Change
Nevada State Climatologist
Director, Nevada State Climate Office

Department of Geography
University of Nevada, Reno
226 Mackay Science Hall MS0154
Reno, NV 89557-0154

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