PhD positions available at University of Toledo LEES

Aug. 22, 2013

PhD positions are available at the Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Sciences Lab at the University of Toledo to study ecosystem and societal functions on the Mongolian Plateau. The positions require the abilities to synthesize existing data and aid regional and continental up-scaling efforts in the context of climatic and socioeconomic changes. Successful candidates must have solid understanding of the coupled human and natural environment systems i(CHANS) in the context of climate change, human influence and land use that drive the underlying processes of CHANS.

Candidates must have a MS degree in ecology, environmental science, geography or remote sensing/GIS with emphases on sub-disciplines like human ecology, economics, environmental science or environmental economics, geography or other relevant fields and must have outstanding quantitative and communication skills for collaborative studies. The candidates are expected to build strong publication records in international peer-reviewed journals.

The appointments are for four years with progress evaluations after the first year. Positions will report to Jiquan Chen ( For more information, please contact Dr. Ranjeet John at