The Ecological Synthesis Lab is seeking a motivated PhD student to work on a newly funded NSF project “Ecohydrological controls on evapotranspiration across a semi-arid elevation gradient.” The project involves applying Bayesian statistical models to multi-year time-series observations of ecosystem water fluxes (evatranspiration, ET) to determine the important drivers of ET, and the time-scales over which these drivers control ET across different semi-arid biomes in New Mexico. The student will work primarily construct Bayesian models but will also have the opportunity to conduct field work. The student will be part of NAU’s T3 option in Informatics, an NSF-funded training program that provides innovative training in informatics, ecology / environmental science, team-based research and communication. You can find out more about the project by accessing the public abstract here. Interested students should contact Dr. Kiona Ogle. During this initial contact, please briefly describe your background and interest in the project and attach a copy of your CV. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.