PhD Position in Physical Geography
Stockholm University, Sweden
|Scholarship / Financial aid: unknown|
Deadline: October 31, 2008
Open to: candidates with a background in physical geography and/or ecology
Project description: We seek to recruit a candidate for a PhD position in a trans-disciplinary project that will examine social-ecological resilience of Arctic ecosystems to changes in hydrological flows.
The candidate will develop a conceptual framework and empirical methods to investigate how globally driven hydrological changes could alter the social-ecological resilience of Arctic ecosystems. This research includes reviewing evidence for possible hydrologically triggered abrupt threshold changes or regime shifts in Arctic ecosystems, the synthesis of existing social, ecological and physical data to map social-ecological resilience in the Arctic, and the construction of minimal social-ecological models of Arctic regime shifts.
Qualifications: The successful candidate should be enthusiastic about conducting trans-disciplinary studies and is expected to have a background in physical geography and/or ecology and have substantial knowledge of global environmental change. Knowledge of resilience theory, hydrology, and the Arctic are desired. A good command of English is required and experience in geographical information systems (GIS). Experience in modeling, GIS, remote sensing, geostatistics and data fusion are merits.
Envisioned starting date is January 1, 2009 (although this can be negotiated).
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