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PhD Opportunity at University of Alaska Fairbanks

Sep
17

PhD Student Assistantship Position Available- University of Alaska Fairbanks
 
A PhD position is available at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Biology and Wildlife and Institute of Arctic Biology. We offer the exciting opportunity to focus on examining how fluxes of carbon, water, and energy in arctic tundra ecosystems are responding to climate warming and permafrost thaw. This position is part of a project funded by the National Science Foundation, ‘Collaborative Research: Carbon, Water, and Energy Balance of the Arctic Landscape at Flagship Observatories in Alaska and Siberia; Nearing a Tipping Point?’, with the overall goals of detecting climate change in the Arctic and its effects on global systems.
 
Duties will include assisting with: (1) data collection and analysis of micrometeorological measurements in tundra ecosystems in Alaska, which have been ongoing since 2007, (2) re-starting, improving, and adding companion measurements at sites near Cherskii, Siberia, and (3) plant biomass harvests at the Alaska sites. Field work will be based at the Toolik Field Station in northern Alaska, with additional travel to work at the North East Science Station in Cherskii, Russia.
 
The desired candidate will possess: (1) familiarity with eddy covariance flux data collection and associated sensors and data processing methodology, (2) strong personal communication and quantitative skills, (3) self- motivation, independence and the ability to work with minimal supervision, as well as ability and willingness to work with site investigators, and (4) excellent organizational, documentation, and writing skills. Required qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in biogeochemistry, Earth system science, atmospheric science, biometeorology, micrometeorology, or related fields; a Master’s degree in one of these fields is preferred. Significant experience in Arctic ecosystems, eddy flux systems and biogeochemical processes is also preferred. The candidate will also need to possess a valid U.S. driver's license at the start of fieldwork.
 
For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Eugénie Euskirchen, seeuskirchen@alaska.edu and Dr. Syndonia Bret-Harte, msbretharte@alaska.edu. Applicants will need to apply to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
 
Applications are due to the department by January 15, but please contact prior to submitting your application, and well before this deadline, preferably by early November.
 
The University of Alaska is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

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2019 final data now available

Jul
22
After considerable delay getting the raw data, we have posted the 2019 datasets. If you are interested in 2020 data, please contact us.
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2017 Imnavait Cr data now available

May
25
Due to communication issues, we lacked new data until this month (May). 2017 data from January to May are now processed and available for download. Partitioned GPP and ER values have not yet been calculated, will appear on the next round of processing. Since communications are restored, we'll be posting data updates more regularly over the summer. **October: summer data is now available through Sept 23, including all 2017 methane fluxes from Fen. Please contact us with questions or data use guidance!
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Newest AON publication available

Nov
28

We are pleased to announce the publication of our latest paper in Ecosystems, please see our Bibliography here.

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Fall 2016 Data and Website Update

Sep
15
Updated Imnavait data is now available, processed up to Nov 2016. In May, we replaced all the Licors at Imnavait with closed path LI-7200 units. We are still running an open path methane analyzer at Wet Sedge site. Please contact us with any questions. Cherskiy data is available up to August 2016, when the system was disconnected. Unfortunately, this will be the end of the Russia site data collection for now. We hope that funding will become available to reinstate the project. The webcam galleries have been replaced, so that the most recent 24 hours is available. Please contact us if you wish to have access to older images. Or simply visit the Phenocam website and search for imcr--- sites. Click 'browse images' for historical data. https://phenocam.sr.unh.edu/webcam/gallery/
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Website back up

Jul
15
Following a server crash and some delay, the AON website is back up. Please let us know if you experience any glitches. Feedback is always welcome. Thanks for your patience and interest in our research!
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2016 Data now available

Apr
19
2016 data are now posted (Jan-Mar) for Imnavait sites. Please refer to the metadata files to understand changes, or as always, feel free to contact us with questions. Thanks!
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2015 final data sets available

Feb
03
For Imnavait Cr sites, our final version 2015 data is now available for download via the data access tab. The IC_1993 Tussock site is missing flux data until mid-April due to technical difficulties. Please contact us with any questions, and thanks for your interest in our research.
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2015 data now available

May
15

After some delay this year there are now data posted from Imnavait Cr.  The Tussock site has fluxes beginning in April due to technical difficulties.  We are working to add the Jan-Apr period from that site at some point in the summer.

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