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Funded Ph.D. Graduate position in agricultural N cycling and N2O flux Modeling

One funded Ph.D. position in agricultural N cycling and N2O flux is available in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University ( We invite highly motivated graduate students interested in modeling representation and quantification of direct + indirect N2O emissions from tile-drained agricultural landscape. The student will work with the research team to integrate long-term greenhouse gas monitoring and socioeconomic perspectives into a geospatial modeling framework. There are plenty of opportunities to work with a group of scientists with different expertise, including ecological modeling, soil science, biogeochemistry, hydrology, and agricultural and environmental economics.

We expect flexible enrollment for new graduate students from as early as Spring 2024 to Fall 2024. The applicants should possess a degree in soil science, biogeochemistry, ecology, geography, earth system science, remote sensing, or related fields. Quantitative, coding skills and experience in terrestrial ecosystem/land surface modeling, remote sensing, and geospatial and/or statistical analysis are a plus. Students can apply for this position through the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program ( or the Environmental Science Graduate Program ( at Iowa State University. Detailed information on financial support can be referred to Please contact Dr. Chaoqun Lu ( in advance for more details.

The required application documents include a cover letter (outlining their qualifications and research interest), a resume, transcripts, an English proficiency score (79-iBT, 550-PBT, 6.5-IELTS, or 53-PTE) for international applicants, and three reference letters.

Iowa State University is an AAU-member comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with over 36,000 students. The university is located in Ames (IA), only 35 miles north of Des Moines. Ames is one of the nation's most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size, and it is #33 on the Top 100 Best places to live in the US.

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