[ECOLOG-L] Doctoral Scholarships At Clark Uiversity in GIS and Earth System Science

Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography offers full-scholarships
with stipends to doctoral students to join our vibrant and focused community
of professors, researchers and students who are examining cutting-edge
questions related to Geographic Information Science and Earth System
Science. Click (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcj81gsXeQc) to see Clark’s
video concerning GIS and click (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2umQXWulN9g)
to see Clark’s video concerning Earth System Science. See also
http://ift.tt/2ftpG7n.

The application deadline is 31 December 2016 for the program beginning in
August 2017. Apply at
http://ift.tt/2g5Vz3X.

Clark University has opportunities for doctoral students to be teaching
assistants and research assistants. Teaching assistants are involved in
courses such as Arctic System Science, Earth System Science, Forest Ecology,
Geographic Information Science, Land Change Modeling, Quantitative Methods,
Remote Sensing and Wildlife Conservation. Research assistants work on
projects led by professors. Below are some examples of how doctoral students
are engaged in research assistantships.

Professor Ron Eastman employs research assistants as computer programmers at
Clark Labs, which creates the GIS software TerrSet. TerrSet has over 100,000
users worldwide. See http://www.clarklabs.org.

Professor Karen Frey runs the Polar Science Research Lab, which includes
Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral students with broad, interdisciplinary
interests in the linkages between the land surface, ice cover, ocean, and
atmosphere in polar environments. The research involves extensive fieldwork
and labwork as well as remote sensing, spatial analysis and modeling. See
http://ift.tt/2ftu1XR.

Professor Dominik Kulakowski directs the Forest Ecology Research Lab, which
examines the causes and consequences of environmental change in forest
ecosystems. Current and recent research focuses on how climate change,
human land use and interacting disturbances, such as fires and insect
outbreaks, affect mountain forests in North America and Europe. Doctoral
students use a combination of field data collection, dendroecology (the
study of tree rings), GIS and/or spatial modelling to address questions that
advance our understanding of forest ecology and associated policy and
management strategies. See http://ift.tt/2g5WT73.

Professor Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr has six years of funding to hire a
research assistant who will use remote sensing to measure land change in an
estuarine marsh, where sea level rise is particularly important. The
research concerns the Plum Island Ecosystems, which is part of the Long Term
Ecological Research network, funded by the National Science Foundation. See
http://ift.tt/2cxU2pa.

Professor John Rogan invites doctoral students to work in the emerging field
of Conflict Geography in the context of extractive industries. The research
merges work in GIScience and Remote Sensing, with that on the Political
Ecology of Natural Resource Extraction as a platform for collaboration among
faculty, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral students. See
http://ift.tt/2g5XjKJ.

Professor Christopher Williams seeks research assistants for his
Biogeosciences Research Group, which focuses on: climate impacts of forest
change, biosphere-atmosphere interactions & feedbacks to the climate system,
drought & disturbance impacts on carbon sequestration and water resources.
The group desires applicants with experience in terrestrial ecosystem
ecology, ecohydrology, biosphere-atmosphere exchange, eddy covariance, EOS
remote sensing, and/or ecosystem and hydrologic process modeling. See
http://ift.tt/2ftryg7.

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