Funded PhD Position on Cultural Adaptation to Climate Change
Announcing a newly funded PhD position to develop models of human cultural evolution under the influence of climate change and apply those models to a large data set on farming practices in rural communities in the northeast. Tasks include developing theoretical models of cultural adaptation to the effects of climate change, fitting and calibrating those models based on data assembled as part of this research project, and using the models to make predictions to help rural communities and policy makers understand and anticipate the needs of adapting to climate change.
The position is part of a newly funded $4 million collaborative research project with the on how both rural human communities and species populations will respond to challenges posed by climate change
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Prospective Graduate Students
I am always looking for creative, hardworking students interested in quantitative approaches to studying the dynamics of human culture and cooperation in environmental contexts. I accept graduate students through a number of programs: Ecology and Environmental Science (Masters or PhD), Anthropology and Environmental Policy (PhD), and Economics (Masters).
Support for graduate students comes from research projects and grants, or from scholarships, fellowships, or assistantships awarded based on merit. For example, each year the School of Economics awards research assistantships (RAs) to top applicants. Current opportunities include:
- School of Economics Research Assistantship (School of Economics)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
- Environmental Protection Agency Research Fellowships
Antonio Jurlina, Economics Masters student.