[ES_JOBS_NET] Ph.D. Opportunity in Ecosystem Ecology & Biogeochemistry at Boston University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Oct 30 22:18:59 MDT 2016

Date:    Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:47:47 -0400
From:    Pamela_Templer<ptempler at BU.EDU>
Subject: Ph.D. Opportunity in Ecosystem Ecology & Biogeochemistry at Boston

Ph.D. Opportunity in Ecosystem Ecology & Biogeochemistry at Boston=20=


I invite applications for doctoral work in my lab beginning fall 2017 in=20=

the areas of biogeochemistry, forest ecology, global change biology and=20=

related fields. Applicants should be independent and highly motivated=20
with academic research and/or field experience in plant ecology, soil=20
ecology or nutrient cycling. Funding is available to work on a project=20=

at Hubbard Brook examining the effects of climate change on forest=20
productivity and nutrient dynamics in northern hardwood forests=20
(www.hubbardbrook.org/research/climate/templer.shtml). This NSF-funded=20=

project aims to better understand how climate change affects=20
biogeochemical cycling of nitrogen, carbon and water.

Research in our lab covers a broad range of topics including human=20
impacts on the global nitrogen cycle, the effects of urbanization on=20
nitrogen and carbon cycling, nutrient inputs from fog to coastal forest=20=

ecosystems, and the role of disturbances in nutrient uptake by trees.=20
Students in our lab participate in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program=20=

in Biogeoscience at Boston University (www.bu.edu/bio-geo), which spans=20=

many departments including Biology, Earth & Environment, and=20
Archaeology. The Graduate School at Boston University guarantees five=20
years of salary for Ph.D. students.

I encourage prospective students to contact me (ptempler at bu.edu) to=20
discuss potential projects. Please use =93Prospective Graduate Student=94=
the subject line. Formal review of applications will begin in our=20
department December 7, 2016, but interested applicants should contact me=20=

any time.

Interested applicants can look at the following web-sites for useful=20

Apologies for cross postings.

Pamela Templer, PhD=20
Associate Professor of Biology
Director, PhD Program in Biogeoscience

Boston University
Boston, MA 02215
5 Cummington Mall
Phone 617-353-6978

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