3 PhD student opportunities, paleoclimate - Flagstaff, AZ, USA

The Paleoclimate Dynamics Laboratory at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, USA, is recruiting PhD students for three funded research projects.

Descriptions

1. Holocene paleoclimate reanalysis

This project aims to optimally synthesize paleoclimate data and model simulations. Potential research foci include investigation of Holocene temperature evolution, and the climate dynamics underlying extreme state shifts in aridity.

2. Abrupt change in climate and ecosystems

Projects may include mapping abrupt change across timescales, investigating climate-forced, ecosystem-forced, and feedback-driven abrupt changes, and assessing the extent to which climate and ecosystem models can reproduce the types of abrupt shifts observed in past millennia.

3. Paleoclimate informatics

Projects include developing cyberinfrastructure for the paleogeosciences, contributing to the Throughput Annotation Engine, and developing and applying machine learning techniques to address paleoclimate dynamics questions.

Further information

For more information about the positions, visit: nau.edu/mckay

Or email Nick McKay, Associate Professor, School of Earth & Sustainability, Northern Arizona University: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.