PhD Offer : impact of albedo change on the climate benefit of conservation agriculture in sub-humid Zimbabwe

The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (LSCE) and The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) are looking for a motivated young scientist candidate for conducting a three years PhD thesis on an exciting topic with strong implications for climate change mitigation and adaptation: biogeophysical effects (albedo, evapotranspiration) of conservation agriculture in southern Africa and their impact on the climate benefit, assessed through a combination of in-situ measurements and modelling.

The main work location will be at UMR ECOSYS located at AgroParisTech in Thiverval-Grignon with occasionnal travel to LSCE (Ome des Merisiers) and to CESBIOq (Toulouse). Two 6-months periods in Zimbabwe are planned during the cropping season (Oct/Nov 2021-April/May 2022, Oct/Nov 2022-April/May 2023). Flight tickets and accommodation in Zimbabwe are covered by the project.

How to apply: Applicants should submit a complete application package by email to all the supervisors (see bellow) before 31/07/2021. The application package should include
(1) a curriculum vitae,
(2) statement of motivation
(3) answers to the selection criteria above
(4) names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references.

Full informations HERE

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