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Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantships in Ecosystem Modeling and Spatial Analysis
We seek Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistants to provide support for a diverse set of
research topics: 1) Ecosystem/Land surface modeling; 2) Dynamics of carbon, nitrogen,
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 carbon 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; 6) Synthesis of multiple-scale ecological
The Ph.D. graduate 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 etc.
Applicants should be enthusiastic, creative, and highly-motivated. A Master or Bachelor
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, etc.
Prospective students should contact Dr. Wei Ren (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information
and provide: 1) copies of transcripts, 2) CV or resume with TOFEL and GRE scores; 3)
contact information for 3 references; and 4) a letter of interest.
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