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PhD studentships in peatland ecosystem ecology at Memorial University, Canada

Position
PhD studentships in peatland ecosystem ecology at Memorial University, Canada

Employer

Memorial University of Newfoundland


Location
Corner Brook, Canada

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Biogeosciences (BG)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)
Soil System Sciences (SSS)

Type
Full time

Level
Student / Graduate / Internship

Salary
Standard PhD studentship

Required education
Master

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
8 September 2023

Job description

Three fully-funded Ph.D. studentships in Peatland carbon cycling and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are available at Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada).
Ph.D. 1: This student will study the impacts of agricultural drainage on carbon cycling and GHG emissions in a boreal bog peatland, using both eddy covariance technique and static chambers.
Ph.D. 2 and 3: This student will examine the impacts of warming, and nitrogen and phosphorus fertilization on carbon cycling and GHG emissions based on static chamber, vegetation composition changes and microbial dynamics in a boreal bog peatland.
You should have excellent oral and written communication skills in English, and the appropriate academic background, for example, in soil science, ecology, earth system science, physical geography, hydrology, biogeochemistry, forestry ecology, and micrometerology, and other suitable subjects. You are required to regularly visit the sites year-round to collect gas samples from static chambers, or maintain the proper function of EC tower, analyze the sample in the lab, write high-quality manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication in the high impact journals, presentation in international/national conferences, and other requirement for a Ph.D. degree.
If you are interested in these positions, please send a letter of motivation/research statement, evidence of English Proficiency (if required for international students), up-to-date curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a copy of any publication (if available) to Dr. Jianghua Wu at jwu@grenfell.mun.ca with subject “PhD-EC” if you are interested in Ph.D. 1; or with subject “PhD-Warming” if you are interested in Ph.D. 2 and 3. Only the potentially selected candidates will be contacted for further discussions. Please see more details about Dr. Wu’s group at https://fac.grenfell.mun.ca/jwu/SitePages/Home.aspx


How to apply

If you are interested in these positions, please send a letter of motivation/research statement, evidence of English Proficiency (if required for international students), up-to-date curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and a copy of any publication (if available) to Dr. Jianghua Wu at jwu@grenfell.mun.ca with subject “PhD-EC” if you are interested in Ph.D. 1; or with subject “PhD-Warming” if you are interested in Ph.D. 2 and 3. Only the potentially selected candidates will be contacted for further discussions. Please see more details about Dr. Wu’s group at https://fac.grenfell.mun.ca/jwu/SitePages/Home.aspx