PhDs peatland ecology and biogeochemistry

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 (j.talbot@umontreal.ca). Applications should be sent by email and include a CV and description of research experience and interests.

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