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PhD position in Biogeochemistry at Lund University, Sweden
Deadline for application: 1 June 2016
Starting date: 1 September 2016 or by agreement.
The PhD project will investigate the large stores of biologically derived biogenic silica accumulating in lakes and examine the formation of diatomite deposits driven by diverse mechanisms. More specifically, the project will investigate the stable Si isotopic composition of Si-depositing organisms and materials from lakes that are currently accumulating modern diatomite. Since the accumulation of diatomites and their relationship to volcanically derived Si fluxes is unclear, the focus will initially be on lakes with volcanic sources of dissolved silica and include determination of the long-term variations in hydrothermal inputs. The application should include 1) a letter with motivation on why the student wants to undertake a Ph.D. in this area, 2) a CV with general personal information, and 3) details of previous study/work record. The project is partly financed by a grant from the Swedish Research Council.
Keywords: Biogeochemistry, silica isotopes, paleoecology
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