[ECOLOG-L] PhD GRA – soils/watershed biogeochemistry

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated student with expertise in
biogeochemistry, soil science, catchment hydrology or related fields with a
focus on exploring the biogeochemical linkages between terrestrial and
aquatic systems during extreme climate events. The student’s dissertation
research will utilize an advanced in-situ riparian soil and stream
monitoring network to develop and address fundamental research questions
regarding environmental controls on nutrient (P, N, Fe) and carbon efflux
from landscape to streams in forested and agricultural catchments of the
Lake Champlain Basin. Basic dissertation research questions will focus on
the drivers of the response of soil and stream water quality to extreme
events, such as antecedent conditions, phenology, and event severity, and
how these manifest in systems that differ in riparian zone configuration
(e.g., poor- vs. well-drained riparian soils) in forested and agricultural


Previous experiences working with in-situ sensors in soils and/or streams
are desirable, and enthusiasm and physical capability to conduct field
intensive research across a range of weather conditions are required. MS
research experiences studying nutrient/carbon dynamics in forested and/or
agricultural riparian soils and/or catchments are also preferable.

This position comes with a research assistantship that is renewable through
May 2021. The position will begin on June 1, 2017, and applications will be
considered until the position is filled. Please contact Carol Adair
(Carol.Adair@uvm.edu) for more information.

To apply: please send CV, names and contact information for three
references, and a cover letter outlining research interests, expertise and
availability to epscor@uvm.edu and reference Position ID GRA#001.


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