Are you interested in the factors that contribute to climate change? And do you wish to generate new insights on how agriculture contributes to the emission of greenhouse gases? At the Radboud Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, you conduct your research on land use emissions whilst working in a diverse and international team that helps you unleash your potential.
As a PhD candidate you will work on greenhouse gas emissions from land use and land use change. You will model historical and projected future land use emissions, and then assess how they can be attributed to agricultural commodities in space and time in order to determine emission footprints of agricultural commodities. To better understand what drives these footprints, you will conduct sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, and also evaluate emission reduction strategies.
You will be encouraged to work closely with other project members and collaborators, participate in relevant conferences, workshops and seminars, and communicate your findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Part of your workload (10%) will consist of teaching activities at our institute, assisting staff members in their courses at the MSc level (in English). You will work under the supervision of Prof. Birka Wicke. Upon successful completion of the research project, you will be awarded a PhD degree from Radboud University. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.