Postdoctoral scholar in net zero food systems and food security at Stanford
Carnegie Institution for Science
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Global Ecology (DGE) at Stanford is seeking creative, collaborative postdoctoral scholars to advance our work on sustainable food systems and adaptation of agriculture to global warming. Research will be highly data-driven, through quantitative research and spatial model development.
There will be flexibility regarding scientific questions to be studied, but potential areas of focus include:
Analyzing strategies to decarbonize farm operations;
Understanding the feedbacks and impacts of net zero chemical nitrogen production on nutrition and food security;
Determining the food-energy-water implications of transitioning to net zero emissions food systems;
Quantifying the impacts of irrigated agriculture on water quality and soil salinization;
Assessing water scarcity and water storage options for agriculture under climate change.
Fellows will work primarily under the guidance of Dr. Lorenzo Rosa, with opportunities to collaborate with other researchers at DGE, Stanford University, and beyond. Scientists at DGE conduct basic and applied research into the interactions among the Earth’s ecosystems and people. Fellows will collaboratively design and conduct cutting-edge research, publish results in peer-reviewed journals, and present results at scientific conferences.