PhD Research Assistanships in Coupled Human - Natural Systems Modeling, Arizona State University, USA

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PhD research assistantship positions in coupled human-natural systems modeling at Arizona State University (ASU). The position is available starting fall 2009 to assist in the development of dynamic, coupled models of recreational fishing behavior and fish populations.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with and learn cutting edge statistical, simulation, and optimization techniques as they relate to natural resource economics and fishery management. Candidate should have interests in economics, natural resource management, and/or fish (or wildlife) population dynamics.

The candidate is expected to develop strong quantitative skills. Prior master’s experience or experience with models and quantitative methods preferred. The candidate is expected to pursue one of the following ASU degrees: sustainability, environmental life sciences, biology, biology and society, or applied math for life and social sciences.

Compensation includes tuition waiver, stipend, and benefits. Other assistantship positions are also available. Contact Eli Fenichel (eli.fenichel[ at ] or Josh Abbott ([ at ] for more information and instructions on applying.


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