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[Met-jobs] PhD studentship in Modeling C cycling in boreal peatlans at Memorial University in Canada

From "Wu, Jianghua" <>
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Date Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:36:22 +0000


Could you please post this PhD studentship in Modeling C Cycling in boreal 
peatlands at Memorial University in Canada?

Best regards,


A Ph.D. studentship available at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada):  
Modeling the C cycling in boreal peatlands affected by agricultural drainage.

The studentship is available fully funded for four years. The expected start 
date is January or September 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

The key research question is how does agricultural drainage affect the C 
cycling in boreal peatlands under climate change?  McGill Wetland Model or 
other similar models, such as Holocene Peatland Model or DeComposition and 
DeNitrification (DNDC), need to be adapted to incorporate the changes in 
hydrology and vegetation composition in the agriculturally drained peatlands. 
The model will be evaluated against the continuous eddy-covariance tower 
measurements (carbon dioxide and methane). Then the model will be applied to 
the global scale to examine how agricultural drainage affects C dynamics of 
northern peatlands under climate change.

You need to have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in appropriate fields, for 
example, in soil science, ecology, earth system science, physical geography, 
hydrology, biogeochemistry, and micrometerology, or other suitable subjects. 
You are required to have: excellent oral and written skills in English; strong 
numerical analytical skills; experience with process-based ecosystem modeling; 
A good understanding of peatland/wetland C cycling and hydrology, and 
biophysical drivers of peatland/wetland processes; experience in computer 
programming (for example, Fortran, or C, C++) preferred.

Please see for 
further details about the Ph.D. programme. Please see for more details about the research group. 
Interested candidates are encouraged to send an informal copy of your 
application (including a letter of motivation/research statement, evidence of 
English Proficiency (if required), up-to-date curriculum vitae, samples of 
publications (if available) and unofficial transcripts to Dr. Jianghua Wu at<> with subject "PhD-Modeling". ?

Jianghua Wu, PhD
Associate Professor
Environment and Sustainability
Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook,
NL, A2H 5G4, Canada<>
Tel: 1-709-639-2735
Fax: 1-709-639-8125

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