The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in association with the Friedrich Schiller University is offering a PhD program specializing in global biogeochemistry and related Earth System sciences.
- Improved understanding of biogeochemical processes with an emphasis on terrestrial ecosystems
- Development of observational techniques to monitor and assess biogeochemical feedbacks in the earth system
- Theory and model development for improving the representation of biogeochemical processes in comprehensive earth system models
- Applications are open to well-motivated and highly-qualified students from all countries.
- Applicants must hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science or equivalent degree in natural sciences.
- Applicant must possess proficiency in English since English is the official language of the program.
Duration: 3 years
Starting date: Flexible
How to apply:
Job Code: 01/2019
- Linking atmospheric and landsurface observations for a better understanding of climate-biosphere interactions
- Dimensions in trait variability on different spatial scales and organizational levels
- Cavity enhanced Raman spectroscopy for highly sensitive monitoring of biogenic gases
- Understanding land-atmosphere interactions in seasonally dry systems using lysimeters data
- Quantifying and understanding climate extremes: effects on the terrestrial biosphere and society
- Water-carbon-cycle interactions across scales
- Integrating machine learning and traditional modelling for ecohydrology
- Changes in global vegetation
- Effects of bedrock or mineral soil (mineralogy) on bulk soil 14C-content: Implications for soil carbon turnover and climate change prediction
- Quantification of biotic and abiotic impacts on soil carbon dynamics
- Influence of plant and soil diversity on molecular composition of dissolved organic matter
- How elevated CO2 affects soil carbon turnover and nutrient mobilization by modifying interactions between plants and soil organisms
- Effect of tree planting, species composition and diversity on soil organic carbon storage and turnover
- Reconstruction of subsurface flow networks in the critical zone using natural organic tracers
|Organization||Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry|
|Subject areas||Natural Science|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||6 February, 2019|