We would like to draw your attention to three fully-funded 4-yr PhD positions that are open for applications as part of an international research project focusing on “Continuous satellite-based indicators for mapping subtropical forest degradation and its environmental impacts (ReForcha)”, funded by the Belgian Science Policy.
The successful applicants will study forest degradation and its environmental impacts in the South American Chaco using satellite remote sensing and ground data. The Chaco ecoregion, stretching into parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay, has experienced widespread land-use change with drastic outcomes for biodiversity and ecosystem service provisioning.
The deadline for application is November 30. 2016, and the starting date is January 1. 2017 (or later by agreement).
More information on the PhD projects and application procedure can be found here :
Details of contacts for any queries about these opportunities are available via the links above.
Veerle Vanacker, Eric Lambin, Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Belgium
Ignacio Gasparri, Instituto de Ecología Regional of National University of Tucuman, Argentina
Gabrielle De Lannoy, Anton Van Rompaey, Earth & Environmental Sciences, KULeuven, Belgium
Tobias Kuemmerle, Geography Department at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany