PhD studentship, Eolian processes and climate variability - Waco, USA

A PhD studentship is available at the Department of Geosciences, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA, beginning American Fall 2019, to study historic and prehistoric records of drought-induced eolian activity on the Great Plains, USA.


Graduate student support is available for up to five years on this National Science Foundation supported project. Research is focused on better understanding atmosphere–land surface interactions through changes in dust emissivity. There are also other research projects on paleohydrology of riverine systems and cryptotephra chronology.

This research is in collaboration with faculty at Baylor University, Texas A & M University, University of Houston and University of South Dakota.


Applicants should have a strong background in one or more areas including GIS/remote sensing, sedimentology, stratigraphy, pedology, paleoclimatology, geochronology, epidemiology and the ability to work collaboratively within a research group. Strong quantitative and scholarly skills are desired.


Deadline for graduate applications is 15 January 2019, but an early submittal is advised.

Students with Msc degree in geosciences, environmental sciences, public health, remote sensing or anthropology/archaeology are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a Bsc degree will be considered, especially those with a research experience as an undergraduate (REU) and a written undergraduate thesis.

If interested, contact Prof. Steven L. Forman at the Dept. of Geosciences, Baylor University, Waco, Texas 76710; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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