Position Available - Research Assistantship for Paleovegetation Modeling

Date: 
28 September 2000

Research Assistantship in Paleovegetation Modeling
for Doctoral Student

A four-year research assistantship is available for a doctoral student
interested in paleovegetation modeling.

Interested students should contact:

Linda B. Brubaker
College of Forest Resources
University of Washington
via email at: lbru@u.washington.edu.

The student will be part of a collaborative research project that
investigates the roles of land surface-atmosphere interactions and
large-scale boundary conditions on regional climate and vegetation in
Beringia (Alaska, northwest Canada and northeast Siberia). Specific
research responsibilities will be to conduct comparisons between
pollen-based estimates of past vegetation with simulated vegetation
based on regional climate and vegetation models. The student would gain
familiarity with current approaches in biome-based vegetation modeling,
arctic palynology and paleoenvironmental studies, regional climatic
modeling, and paleoclimatology through collaborators at several
universities. Applicants should have a masters degree in Quaternary
studies, geography, or ecology, with strong analytic and data management
skills.

Linda B. Brubaker
College of Forest Resources
University of Washington
via email at: lbru@u.washington.edu