[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD position - Savanna C cycling

Becca Barnes becca.barnes at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 13:02:14 MST 2017

As part of a major new project funded by the Sid Kyle Endowment, Professor
Jason West is seeking at least two new PhD students who want to do research
in savanna ecosystems. The projects will be developed in the context of
vegetation-mediated carbon cycle processes and how they respond to
anthropogenically modified drivers like fire and herbivory. The research
will encompass a range of spatiotemporal scales from short-term,
organ-level processes, to long-term, global-scale processes. Dr. West is
co-director of the Stable Isotopes for Biosphere Research Laboratory (
sibs.tamu.edu) and part of the work will focus on using isotope ratios to
better understand underlying processes. Depending on the focus of the
individual project, other ecophysiological or biogeochemical approaches
will be used. Funding is secured initially for three years and is expected
to continue into the foreseeable future. This is an exciting opportunity to
join a growing multi-disciplinary effort to study these fascinating
systems. Students may enroll in the Department of Ecosystem Science and
Management PhD program (essm.tamu.edu) or the Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology interdisciplinary PhD program (eeb.tamu.edu) at Texas A&M
University. If this seems like something you might be interested in, please
send your CV and a brief description of why you think this could be a good
fit for you to Dr. West at: jbwest at tamu.edu. Any questions are of course
also welcome by email.

*Rebecca T. Barnes, PhD*
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Environmental Program
Colorado College
14 E. Cache La Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Watershed Biogeochemistry Lab
Earth Science Women's Network <http://eswnonline.org>
PROmoting Geoscience, Education, Research, & SuccesS
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