Graduate Student Position

Focal Area: Other
Institution Name: University of Alberta
Terminal Degree: MSc or PhD
Stiped: CAD 19000
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 6/1/2014

Project Title: Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Cropland receiving Manure

Supervisor: Dr. Guillermo, Hernandez Ramirez (Assistant Professor). Department of Renewable Resources

Project Description:
To decipher and reduce N20 emissions from soil is challenging. Manure additions can further increase the risk for such emissions to occur. This project addresses these issues and attempts to find solutions by assessing times of manure addition and the use of nitrification inhibitors.

I am seeking a responsible student interested in the project.

Initial requirements:
Knowledge of soils and nitrogen cycling,
Proactive and flexible,
Open to undertake scientific approaches and to engage data analyses and writing.

Other Assets:
A teamwork attitude--ability to work independently and with others,
A desire to present results in public,
A 3.5 GPA or better, and
A valid driver's license and clean driving record/abstract.

Field activities will be in two sites in central Alberta. Work will involve instrumentation to quantify fluxes, soil and plant responses.

Please e-mail transcripts (scanned unofficial copy), CV, a letter describing any research experience and interests (1-page), and three references.

Annual Stipend: CAD 19000

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