|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:07:09 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds is offering a position for a PhD student on Carbon cycle conundrums: Will the warming feed the warming? The aim of this PhD project is to better understand the regional distribution of carbon sinks as well as the underlying drivers, processes and mechanisms by combining model, observation and synthesis analyses. Objectives The objectives outlined below are suggestive and will also depend on your interests and background in this area of research: 1) Develop a capability for detecting and attributing spatio-temporal shifts in the terrestrial carbon cycle. Learning about statistical methods (e.g. EOF and change point analysis) and applying them on key time series (e.g. atmospheric CO2 records) in the context of the carbon cycle. The aim would be to identify coherent signals in a broad range of observation and synthesis data sets. The Top-Down Approach. 2) Perform global simulations with terrestrial biogeochemical models (e.g. CASA) driven with satellite-derived vegetation data for the period 1982-2011+ and climate forcings. The aim would be to independently identify regions/ecosystems in which carbon uptake is consistent with the timing, magnitude and spatial distributions of carbon sinks derived from synthesis studies (Objective 1). The Bottom-Up Approach. 3) Identify biological, physical, and anthropogenic mechanisms responsible for temporal changes in carbon uptake derived from atmosphere and ocean studies (Objective 1) with a focus on the regions identified in Objective 2. This can be achieved through a set of simulations with two ecosystem models (JULES and CLM4) of varying degree of complexity and observational constraints. Training Through this PhD project you will learn all the essential tools (models and observations) that are applied in the study of the global carbon cycle and how it relates to processes within the Earth system. Hereby, you will benefit from working within a highly active and multidisciplinary group of internationally renowned scientists in the Institute of Climate and Atmospheric Science and in Geography. Dr. Buermann, Dr. Spracklen and Prof. Gloor have also extensive international collaborations, and this PhD may also involve international travel for training purposes. Requirements A good first degree (1 or high 2i), or a good Masters degree in a ecological, physical or mathematical discipline, such as mathematics, physics, geophysics, engineering, meteorology, geography, or environmental science. Experience with programming languages is of advantage. Funding notes This is a fully funded project. Deadline: Please apply with the usual documents by Feb.28, 2014. Contact information Dr. Wolfgang Buermann Associate Professor Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science School of Earth and Environment University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Tel.: +44(0)113 34 34958 Email: w.buermann_at_leeds.ac.uk URL: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/people/w.buermann ________________________________________ DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL SEND POSTS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org CLIMLIST HOMEPAGE: http://climlist.wku.edu/
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