The Department of Earth Sciences currently seeks a highly-motivated, high-potential applicant for a position as a PhD researcher in biogeochemical modeling.
The project title is ‘Cooling the greenhouse by organic matter burial’. High rates of organic carbon burial likely contributed to drawdown of carbondioxide from the atmosphere and cooling during key greenhouse periods in earth’s past. In this project, we will combine geochemical data from drill cores with reactive transport and earth system modeling to quantify this burial at the regional and global scale and to identify the controlling factors.
The position is financed through the Netherlands Earth Systems Science Center (NESSC).
Application deadline: 30-4-2015