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Becas para estudiar un PhD. en agricultura en la Universidad de Kentucky

Por cortesía el doctor José Luis Pantoja PhD., Investigador Prometeo que presta sus servicios profesionales en la Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas (ESPE), les ofrecemos la información de las becas para estudiar un PhD. en agricultura en la Universidad de Kentucky.

College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantships


We seek PhD. Graduate Research Assistants to provide support for a diverse set of research topics: 1) Ecosystem/Land surface modeling; 2) Dynamics of C, N, and water cycles in terrestrial ecosystems at multiple scales from site level to regional and global scales; 3) Impacts of climate change, air pollution, land use and land management practices on C budget, crop productivity/yield, food security, and greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs); 4) Climate-smart-agricultural practices for climate adaptation and mitigation; 5) Remote sensing in agriculture; and 6) Synthesis of multiple-scale ecological data.
Selected students will join an interdisciplinary research team in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at University of Kentucky; and will also have opportunities to work with collaborators at other institutions in the U.S., China, Australia, and UK.


Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly-motivated. A M.S. or B.S. degree in ecology, agrometeorology, atmospheric science, ecohydrology, environmental sciences or a relevant discipline is required. Previous research experience is desirable, preferably in land surface modeling, process-based ecosystem modeling, agro-system modeling, soil-plant-nutrient-water interactions, remote sensing and GIS application in environmental sciences.

Application requirements

• Three letters of recommendation with contact information.


Prospective students should contact Dr. Wei Ren (wei.ren@uky.edu) for more information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky (http://www.ca.uky.edu/) is a public land grant institution located in the city of Lexington, with excellent social, cultural, and recreational amenities. We are one hour and 15 minutes from Cincinnati and Louisville. UK is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. More information about International students at the UK could be found at http://www.uky.edu/Admission/international.htm.


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