Different PhD positions in the fields of peatland ecology and biogeochemistry are available at the Université de Montréal (department of geography). The overall objective is to gain a better understanding of the factors controlling long-term stability of peatlands. Climate-vegetation relationships, impacts of permafrost degradation on carbon accumulation, links between nutrient availability and ecosystem processes are different topics that could be addressed, using paleoecological and/or modeling approaches.
Applicants should have a good background in ecosystem modeling; a background in peatland biogeochemistry or paleoecology is an asset. The positions include a 3-year stipend, but the student will be expected to also seek funding from different external agencies. Some useful information for prospective UdeM students can be found at http://www.futursetudiants.umontreal.ca/english/.
Enquiries regarding this project should be made to Prof. Julie Talbot (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should be sent by email and include a CV and description of research experience and interests.