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PhD Student Opportunity in flow-driven transport in FL canals, Miami, FL USA

Florida International University - Department of Earth and Environment
Miami, Florida (US)
Full PhD stipend and Tuition waiver
Closing date
Jun 12, 2024

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Seeking Ph.D. Student at Florida International University (Miami, FL USA)

Drs. Randall W. Parkinson and Leonard J. Scinto of Florida International University’s (FIU) Institute of Environment (IoE) are seeking a Ph.D. student to assist in projects focused on understanding the mechanisms that control sediment and nutrient retention or release in flow paths (e.g., canals) across different landscapes, loadings, and hydrologic conditions to determine the long-term fate, transport, sourcing, and downstream environmental effects of water-borne materials. Dr. Randall W. Parkinson is a coastal geologist specializing in the effects of climate change, urbanization, land-use, and management in the built and natural environment. Dr. Leonard Scinto is currently the Chair of the Department of Earth and Environment (EE) and is a biogeochemist focusing in natural systems processes and how they have been influenced by anthropogenic activities. The Institute of Environment is a preeminent program at FIU and is a collaborative endeavor that demonstrates extraordinary success in providing unique learning opportunities, pioneering research, and engagement. IoE faculty, staff, and students purpose is to reduce the uncertainty associated with achieving long-term sustainability.

The student will work towards a Ph.D. in the Department of Earth and Environment in either a Geoscience Major or in the Natural Resource Science and Management Major depending upon the candidate’s background and goals. Students interested in pursuing this PhD opportunity should contact Dr. Scinto ( as early as possible and include a CV and a letter explaining experience and goals. Prime candidates will have demonstrated the successful completion of a BS degree in Environmental Science, Chemistry, Earth Sciences or a related field.   

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