Graduate Position: Forest Soil Biogeochemistry

Location
Athens, Ohio (US)
Posted
Aug 28, 2018
Closes
Sep 27, 2018
Discipline
Biogeosciences
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Bachelors
Job Type
Internship
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Graduate positions (prefer PhD) are available to study how nutrient limitation influences forest ecosystem processes for early 2019. The project will leverage a nine-year field fertilization experiment that has enriched ecosystem phosphorus in an otherwise low phosphorus region. The main area of novel study is understanding how phosphorus influences the stabilization of soil organic matter and its role in mediating the nitrogen cycle. Other possible research areas include, but not limited to, plant-microbial interactions, forest productivity, and litter decomposition. Ideal candidates will be broadly trained in terrestrial ecology, but should have a background in plant ecology, soil ecology, biogeochemistry, or a related field.  If interested, please contact Dr. Jared DeForest (deforest@ohio.edu) in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University for details on applying or the project. 

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