GFMC: Graduate Student Opening – Micrometeorology and Forest Flammability in Amazonia

Graduate Student Opening:
Micrometeorology and Forest Flammability in Amazonia

Atmospheric Science Program, Dept. of Geography, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

9 January 2001

We are seeking applicants for Graduate Studies/Research Assistantship on a project to examine the soil moisture and precipitation regime in some regions of Amazonia to assess the risk of forest flammability. This project is anticipated to run for a minimum of two years. Qualified applicants will have a background in atmospheric sciences or a related field, and strong skills in micrometeorological experimental work.

Because of fieldwork in Brazil, knowledge of Portuguese (or the willingness to learn) is an asset. The first field season is anticipated between June and August of 2001.

The graduate program in the Department of Geography at Indiana University offers degrees at both the Masters and the Ph.D. level.

We are looking for someone, who has an interest in pursuing graduate studies in the atmospheric sciences, with a focus on land surface-atmosphere interaction, and experimental work.

This work is part of a larger project on Human Strategies for Coping with ENSO and the Growing Flammability of Forests in Amazonia, in cooperation with the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) at Indiana University. This project will also cooperate with the Large-scale Biosphere Atmosphere program (LBA) near the city of Santarem. The successful candidate will join a dynamic group of graduate students and faculty, who are working on a variety of projects relating to Biosphere-Atmosphere Interaction, and Human Ecology in Amazonia.

Interested students please contact Dr. H.P. Schmid (see address below) and request admission application material from:

Department of Geography
Indiana University
120 Student Building
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
United States of America

Tel: ++1-812-855-6303
Fax: ++1-812-855-1661

Additional information about the Atmospheric Science Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, ACT, or the project can be found on the following web sites:

or send an e-mail to: Hans Peter Schmid


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