Join an international team forecasting ecosystem dynamics in a biodiversity hotspot!
The Departments of Geography & Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo (UB) invite applications for a PhD student to participate in NASA-funded projects on remote sensing of biodiversity (bioscape.io) and/or ecological forecasting (emma.eco). These two projects aim to integrate remote sensing, field observations, and environmental variables to understand the spatial distribution of biodiversity and forecast near-real-time changes in the fynbos ecosystem of the Cape Floristic Region of South Africa. Ph.D. topics could be developed around either (or both) of these projects.
Undergraduate or, preferably, a master’s degree in geography, biology, ecology, engineering, or a related field
Ability to work both in an interdisciplinary research team and independently
Excellent communication skills
This position is affiliated with the Department of Geography and the Department of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo (UB), a large R1 Research University on the shores of Lake Erie.
The successful candidate will be funded through the UB PhD Excellence Initiative which includes a $20,000 per year stipend and a full tuition scholarship. Fellowships are available to domestic and international students. Some applicants may also be eligible for a Schomburg Fellowship and/or Presidential Fellowship. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to Adam Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Interested students are encouraged to apply to the department by December 1st, 2021 for full funding consideration.
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People who identify as traditionally under-represented in their field are especially encouraged to apply.
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