2013 Doctoral Student Position in Geobiophere Science at Lund University in Sweden

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Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University offers Doctoral student position in the field of Geobiophere Science. The applicants applying for the scholarship are expected to hold a university degree (preferably MSc. or equivalent) in natural sciences. A degree in subjects like Geology, Geochemistry, Geography or Aquatic Ecology is preferable.. Within the multinational project EC21 (European Conservation for the 21st Century), the candidate will use the LPJ-GUESS dynamic vegetation model to forecast ecosystem functions and services under global change. The land cover and potential vegetation outputs (land-cover) will be translated into habitat types and used in several other WPs. It will estimate ecosystem resilience by investigating thresholds and tipping points in ecosystem services in response to external drivers.The candidate will further develop the modelling framework LPJ-GUESS and simulate changes and tipping points in ecosystem functions and services at landscape-scales (1km) across the EU, incorporating species dispersal data and alternative socio-economic and land-use scenarios. The candidate will perform statistical analyses of effects of land use change, fragmentation and CO2 enrichment on ecosystem services across Europe at landscape scale. As the modelling is to be performed at a fine scale a meta model has to be generated for which parameter have to be estimated using e.g. Bayes modelling.. The award is available for pursuing PhD degree.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Grant is offered to study Geobiophere Science.
Who can apply to this scholarship? Students with basic eligibility for third
· cycle studies are those who:
· Have completed a second
· cycle degree
· Have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second
· cycle courses, or
· Have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad. Special eligibility requirements comprise knowledge from first
· cycle studies or the equivalent, but can also refer to special professional experience. Additionally, sufficient knowledge of the subject area is required for third
· cycle studies. Students meeting special eligibility requirements are those who have:
· At least 60 higher education credits within the same subject area as the third
· cycle studies, of which in
· Depth work of at least 30 higher education credits of relevance to the subject area
· A Swedish medical degree or Swedish certification as a doctor.
· The applicants are expected to hold a university degree (preferably MSc. or equivalent) in natural sciences. A degree in subjects like Geology, Geochemistry, Geography or Aquatic Ecology is preferable. Documented experience in field studies is an advantage. Experience of scientific publication in English is an asset. Requirements are: good knowledge in the application of geographical information systems (ArcGIS), Good statistical knowledge including statistical computing (R). Experiences in programming (e.g. R or Python). Good knowledge in Ecology and remote sensing as well as ecological modelling.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not known
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not known
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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