The Department of Earth System Science at UC Irvine is recruiting Ph.D. students for our fully-funded doctoral program for Fall 2020. The recommended application deadline is December 1st. After that date, applications will be processed on a rolling admissions basis. The final application deadline is March 15.

The UCI Department of Earth System Science (ESS) is the first U.S. university department to carry the name of “Earth System Science” and to be dedicated exclusively to understanding global environmental change: causes, impacts, solutions. Current departmental research is focused on key areas of environmental and climate science including biogeochemistry of the land, ocean and atmosphere, climate dynamics, atmospheric science, glaciology and cryosphere science, and the global water cycle.

As aligned with the mission of UC Irvine's Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Department of Earth System Science is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment for all. The UC Irvine campus is proud to be a Minority Serving Institution and we are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion as established through programs such as DECADE. The Department of Earth System Science strongly encourages prospective students with a diverse background to consider applying to our program.

The Department of Earth System Science welcomes applicants from all areas of Earth System Science. We are particularly seeking Ph.D. students in the following subject areas:

Atmospheric chemistry and air/sea gas exchange (Eric Saltzman)
Atmospheric chemistry, climate, and global pollution (Michael Prather)
Atmospheric variability on time scales from weeks to centuries; interactions within the coupled system that improve prediction beyond the weather timescale (Gudrun Magnusdottir)

Biogeochemistry of Arctic tundra (Claudia Czimczik)
Biosphere-atmosphere reactive gas exchange and interactions (Alex Guenther)

Biosphere-atmosphere-human interaction (Saewung Kim)
Climate change impacts on California or boreal ecosystems (Mike Goulden)
Cryosphere and Sea level studies (Isabella Velicogna)
Ecosystem services (Benis Egoh)

El Nino activity; variability in oceans, global monsoons and stormtracks (Jin-Yi Yu)

Food-energy-water nexus (Steven Davis)
Food security and climate change (Nathan Mueller)
Global carbon cycle and ecosystems analysis using satellite observations and earth system models (James Randerson)
Hydrology study using GRACE and other observations (Isabella Velicogna)
Ice-ocean interaction, modeling and remote sensing (Eric Rignot)
Ice-sheet and glacier dynamics, mass balance, and data science (Eric Rignot)

Ice dynamics and interactions with the climate system, using new generation numerical models (Mathieu Morlighem)
Interactions between clouds-turbulence-climate & land-atmosphere; tropical climate dynamics, machine learning, high performance computing, next-gen climate simulation. (Michael Pritchard)

Isotope biogeochemistry of marine organic matter (Ellen Druffel/Brett Walker Lab)
Light-pollution, cryosphere-surface interactions, data science (Charlie Zender)
Management of Human-Impacted ecosystems (Steven Allison and Mike Goulden)
Marine biogeochemistry and phytoplankton biogeography (Katherine Mackey and Adam Martiny)

Microbial and soil carbon modeling (Steven Allison)
Ocean-atmosphere gas exchange (Eric Saltzman)
Ocean biogeochemistry and climate (Katherine Mackey, Adam Martiny, Keith Moore, François Primeau)
Paleoclimate of Mexico and/or Southeast Asia using geochemistry of speleothems (cave formations) (Kathleen Johnson)

Polar ice cores, climate, and atmospheric trace gas histories (Eric Saltzman)

Tropical ecology, forest degradation (Paulo Brando)


Tuesday, November 19, 2019