Graduate Opportunities

Starting Fall 2018


Last Name

GLG - MS

ES&P - MS

ESES - PhD

Topic

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Maintaining aquatic biodiversity across climate gradients using natural vs. anthropogenic habitats

Best

 

X

 

Genetic diversity in aquatic invertebrates adapting to climate change

Huntzinger

 

X

X

Land-atmosphere carbon exchange and how the terrestrial carbon cycle impacts and is influenced by climate 

Kaufman

X

X

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NSF-Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change project: sedimentary records of annual- to millennial-scale Holocene climate in southern Alaska

McKay and Routson

X

X

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Synthesizing regional Holocene dust flux in southern Colorado

Mitchell

 

X

X

Functional community ecology

Ort

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Physical volcanology - phreatomagmatism, pyroclastic deposits, scoria cones, etc.

Perry

 

X

X

River Conservation in China

Perry

 

X

 

Ecosystem Services of Wild and Scenic Rivers

Porter, Smith, Reid

X

 

 

Using geophysics, sedimentology, and geochemistry to constrain the timing and mechanism for uplift of Wyoming

Riggs

X

 

 

Permian-Triassic tectonics of southwest North America supported by zircon-geochronology studies

Ruddell

 

 

X

FEWSION food-energy-water data fusion project

Smith

X

 

 

Eocene terrestrial stratigraphy and volcanism in central Wyoming

Smith and Buscombe

X

 

 

Examining the potential role of along- and cross-shore littoral transport of gravels in submarine canyon headwall incision

Springer

X

 

 

NSF-CNH Publicly-supported forest restoration and watershed science: a coupled systems analysis

Springer

X

X

X

Karst hydrogeology studies in partnership with and support from Grand Canyon National Park

Stuart

 

X

X

The social dimension of water use, agriculture, and adaptation to climate change in Arizona

Stuart

 

 

X

Adaptive capacity of conservation management for high elevation species in the Sky Islands, Arizona

Umhoefer and Smith

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Stratigraphy, provenance, and tectonics of the Pennsylvanian to Permian of the greater Southwest

 

More information:

Sedimentary records of annual- to millennial-scale Holocene climate in southern Alaska

Applications are invited for graduate students to study Holocene climatic variability in southern Alaska based on proxy climate evidence from lake sediments. Field sites include both glacial-fed and non-glacial lakes from which sediments can be analyzed for a variety of biological and physical properties and used to infer hydroclimatic variability on time scales ranging from annual to millennial. Volcanic ash layers and annually laminated sediment provide the basis for precise geochronology.  These new records will build on a strong regional network of proxy proxy climate records from tree rings glacier ice and other sources to improve the understanding of how shifts in the mean state of climate during the Holocene were associated with changes in north Pacific climate variability. Contact Darrell Kaufman for more information.

Degree options include:

 

  • MS Geology
  • MS Environmental Sciences & Policy – Paleoenvironments emphasis
  • PhD Earth Sciences & Environmental Sustainability – Climate and Environmental Change emphasis

 

Land-atmosphere carbon exchange and how the terrestrial carbon cycle impacts and is influenced by climate 

Professor Deborah Huntzinger is recruiting 1 PhD and 1 MS student for the fall of 2017. Her research focuses on improving the understanding of complex environmental systems and our ability to forecast their future variability.

 

SESES Graduate School Program Inquiries, please contact Amy Wolkowinsky, Graduate Program Coordinator