PhD fellowship in the field of Modelling volcanism and climate change during the Late Pleistocene in Europe and their human impacts
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Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
The PhD fellowship is advertised within the field of Modelling volcanism and climate change during the Late Pleistocene in Europe and their human impacts.
This PhD position is part of the ERC CoG project CLIOARCH (http://cas.au.dk/en/ERC-clioarch/).
The project will address (i) the role of external forcing on rapid climate changes over Europe by performing state-of-the-art transient global climate model simulations covering the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (15-11ka BP) and including the potential atmospheric radiaitive forcing of the Laacher See volcanic eruption; and (ii) the impact of these rapid changes on contemporaneous human populations through (a) downscaling climate model data to relevant spatial and temporal resolution drawing on ethnoclimatology, (b) producing estimates of human population densities using transform functions derived from the ethnographic record.
The project will be co-supervised by Dr. Claudia Timmreck of the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, where the candidate is expected to spend some time.
Please follow the information provided here https://phd.arts.au.dk/applicants/open-and-specific-calls/phd-call-2021-14/
Deadline for applications: 15 March 2021at 23.59 Danish time (CET/CETS).
Reference number: 2021-14