Funded PhD and Masters Opportunities
Terrestrial Ecosystem Responses and Feedbacks to Climate Change Texas Tech University, Department of Biological Sciences, Lubbock, TX
I am looking for motivated PhD or Masters students interested in exploring terrestrial ecosystem responses and feedbacks to climate change. In my lab, we use a =
combination of empirical, theoretical, and simulation studies to examine feedbacks between terrestrial plants and soils and the Earth=92s climate system. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of topics at a number of different scales, from the leaf to the globe. Topics currently being studied in the lab include:
– Photosynthetic acclimation to climate change – Physiological mechanisms underlying plant biomass responses to nutrient=
addition – Mechanistic models of plant respiration – Land use decision – climate feedbacks – Agricultural responses to climate – Development of next generation land surface models
More information about the lab is at www.smithecophyslab.com.
The lab has financial support for multiple students through a combination of research and teaching assistantships.
Requirements: (1) Bachelor=92s degree in a relevant field, including, but not limited to Ecology, Botany, Environmental Science, Microbiology, Atmospheric Science, Geoscience, Physics, Computer Science, or Statistics; (2) interest in gaining empirical and modeling skills; (3) curiosity about how the natural world works; (4) ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Interested students are encouraged to first contact Nick at nick.smith@tt=
u.edu. Application details can be found at www.depts.ttu.edu/biology/Graduate/graduatestudies.php.
Positions are available starting as early as Summer 2018.
Assistant Professor – Texas Tech University Adjunct Assistant Professor – Purdue University