University of Florida Water Institute and Amazon Dams Network – Interdisciplinary PhD Fellowships
University of Florida – Watershed Ecology Lab
The University of Florida Water Institute seeks applicants for up to 6 Ph.D. Fellows to join an interdisciplinary team (geography, forestry, fisheries, and environmental engineering) working on the complex and interconnected set of biophysical and social impacts brought about by the construction and operation of hydroelectric dams and associated infrastructure in the Amazon. The 4-year fellowships include a $25,000 annual stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance. We seek students who have an interest in working collaboratively in a team of students and faculty with shared interests, but distinct disciplinary backgrounds. Each student should be eager to develop research focused on one or more of the program’s interdisciplinary research themes: interactions among deforestation, land use, and hydrology; feedbacks between watershed processes and riverine ecohydrology; fisheries dynamics in transforming watersheds; land conflict dynamics in the wake of dam construction projects; dam impacts on economy, deforestation, and disease; and economic transformation of the Amazon Basin. Fellows will form a cohort and will benefit from international field experience in the Brazilian Amazon region and integrative activities that enhance interdisciplinary skills. For more information and the online application, visit http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/WIGF/ or contact Wendy Graham, Director of the UF Water Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 352-392-5893 x2113.
Additional Salary Information: Tuition and health insurance covered.