PhD Student in Bamboo Forest Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Mitigation (Deadline: Until Filled)

Job Description

We are seeking a full-time PhD student to conduct interdisciplinary research on bamboo forest carbon management projects focusing on climate change’s effect on bamboo carbon productivity under different carbon management strategies, life cycle analysis of bamboo and bamboo products, and their implication for bamboo forest carbon offsets markets. A four-year PhD scholarship, plus research funding will be available for the position.

Qualifications

The applicant must have an M.Sc. degree with a strong background in forestry, biometrics, or related fields with peer-reviewed publications (at least one) related to forest carbon and statistical modelling/ life-cycle assessments. Working experience with the bamboo forest ecosystem and products will be preferred. The successful applicant must have strong quantitative and analytical skills, a strong independent work ethic, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated success in group collaboration.

How to Apply for this PhD Student in Bamboo Forest Position

Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing how their qualifications are suitable for this position with a brief research plan and their motivation and interest, a copy of updated CV with related published work, an unofficial transcript of M.Sc. degree, and the contact address of two potential referees via email to guangyu.wang@ubc.ca and anil.shrestha@ubc.ca.

Additional Information

The University of British Columbia, established in 1915, is an exceptional place for studying and performing research and is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world.

The Asia Forest Research Centre, led by Professor Guangyu Wang, comprises faculty members, research associates, postdocs, graduate students, and scholars who perform research to solve complex problems related to climate change, forest management, national park development, and global carbon market and trade. Please refer to Asia Forest Research Centre,  Adaptation of Asia-Pacific Forests to Climate Change, Evaluating Forestry Contributions to the Carbon Market, and Asia-Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism for current projects, publications, and researchers. Adaptation and mitigation of climate change effect through bamboo and bamboo products research at Asia Forest Research Centre are conducted in close collaboration with Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University (ZAFU), Zhejiang, China, and international research partners.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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