A fully funded 4-year PhD position is open at the Catchment and Wetland Sciences (CAWS) Research Group (www.caws.ualberta.ca), in the Department of Renewable Resources at University of Alberta, under the supervision of Dr. David Olefeldt. Start of program is January 2023, or May 2023. We are looking for a talented student with interests in ecosystem greenhouse gas balance, soil biogeochemistry, peatland ecology, and Canada’s northern permafrost region. The project will focus on the use of eddy co-variance techniques to assess the greenhouse gas and energy balance of northern permafrost peatlands affected by wildfire. Field research will be conducted in northernmost Alberta at sites with established infrastructure.

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