[ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate student opportunity in food system resilience

Emily Burchfield emily.burchfield at usu.edu
Mon Oct 9 10:21:38 MDT 2017

Graduate student opportunity in food system resilience

Funding for up to three years is available for a MS or PhD student to study agricultural resilience and sustainability in the face of future climate change in the Department of Environment and Society<https://qcnr.usu.edu/envs/> at Utah State University.  Possible projects include data-driven identification of resilient agroecosystems, spatiotemporal modeling of agricultural responses to water scarcity, and case studies in high/low resilience agricultural regions.  The successful candidate will have a background in geography, agricultural sciences, economics, engineering, computer science, or a related field.  Qualifications also include a background in statistics, GIS, and programming.  Students will have the opportunity to receive a degree in Geography<https://qcnr.usu.edu/graduates/degrees/graduate_geography_ENVS> (MS) or Environment and Society<http://qcnr.usu.edu/graduates/degrees/human_dimensions_of_ecosystem_science> (MS or PhD).  The position will start in August 2018, though students interested in an earlier start date should contact Dr. Burchfield.  Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, GPA, GRE scores, and a statement of their interest in the position and relevant education and experiences to Dr. Emily Burchfield at emily.burchfield at usu.edu<mailto:emily.burchfield at usu.edu>.  Inquiries via email are welcome.

Dr. Emily Burchfield
Assistant Professor | Department of Environment and Society
Quinney College of Natural Resources | Utah State University
NR 355B | 435.797.4089

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