Five PhD positions available at the University of Sassari (Italy)

University of Sassari
FIVE PHD POSITIONS AVAILABLE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SASSARI (ITALY)

Categoria: Opportunità di Lavoro
Inviato da: Serena Marras

Data evento: 25 Ott – 08 Nov 2010

Web: www.uniss.it

Contenuti:
Five PhD positions (including three with a grant) are available at the University of Sassari (Italy) at the XXVI cycle of the PhD course in "Agrometeorology and Ecophysiology of Agricultural and Forestry Eco-Systems".

Deadline for application is November 8, 2010.

The PhD course is partner of the Doctorate School on “Global Science and Policy" at the University of Sassari (Italy).
The aim of the “Agrometeorology and Ecophysiology of Agricultural and Forestry Eco-Systems” PhD course is to provide a high qualification in the field of management of agricultural and forestry productive systems and in the conservation, protection and enhancement of natural resources. The learning of specific methodologies and the acquisition of the ability in analyzing techniques will allow to plan scenarios of environmental development of the agricultural and forestry ecosystems, by carrying out a timely intervention on local criticalities too.
The specific research lines of the PhD course are:
– Climate impact Analysis on agriculture, forest, and natural ecosystems, with particular attention to adaptation and mitigation techniques and dynamics.
– Study of micrometeorological processes in agricultural, forestry and natural systems and analysis of the dynamics governing carbon and water balance.
– Analysis of ecophysiological processes in Mediterranean agro-ecosystems with specific attention to water stress conditions.
– Land evaluation analysis, with focus on the identification of bioclimatic indices, on agricultural and forestry land capability and suitability analyses, and on green management.
– Modelization and simulation of crop water requirements and irrigation efficiency estimates, in climate change conditions.
– Analysis of the interactions between climate change and forest fire risk.
– Development and validation of models suitable for forest and agricultural systems functionality and productivity studies.
– Biodiversity and agro biodiversity management and use in the context of cropping systems sustainability.  

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