Graduate positions in Socioecological carbon production

Organization

Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO)

Deadline

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Start Date

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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The Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and Center for Global Change and Earth Observation (CGCEO) at Michigan State University (MSU) are pleased to announce at least two graduate student positions in Socioecological carbon production in managed agricultural-forest landscapes. Successful candidates will possess and demonstrate relevant interest and skills in one or more of the following topics: (1) Bottom-up scaling of landscape C fluxes from in situ measurements (eddy covariance, chambers, and biometric sampling); (2) Top-down estimates of C fluxes from a land surface model (the Community Land Model); (3) land cover remote sensing across multiple sensors; (4) socioecological analysis of managed landscapes including life cycle analysis and structural equation modeling. Successful applicants will play a significant role in research funded by the NASA Carbon Cycle Science program. This work focuses on understanding the quantitative contributions of land cover change, specific management practices, and climate changes to the social and physical C fluxes of managed ecosystems, with an initial focus on the Kalamazoo River watershed in Michigan. Strong candidates will have experience with collaborative interdisciplinary work.

Contact Name

Dr. Jiquan Chen

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