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Dr. Lixin Wang is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the interactions between water, vegetation and soil nutrients in various ecosystems and how these dynamic interactions respond to future climate change. Dr. Wang uses stable isotopes (at both natural abundance level and enriched tracer level), greenhouse work, field manipulation/observation and modelling approach to address his research questions.

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The Ecohydrology and Biogeochemistry lab at IUPUI seeks one motivated PhD candidate working on ecohydrologic observations, modelling and/or water-nitrogen interactions. The essential question is how environmental changes influence water and nutrient cycling in different ecosystems. Research experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Biogeochemistry, Ecology, Isotope geochemistry, Soil Science and Environmental Sciences. The knowledge and expertise in stable isotopes (2H, 18O and 15N) is desirable. Graduate study experience and published scientific results are a plus. I strongly encourage the interested candidates to read through a few recent lab publications (recent publications). If you’re interested in the “big-picture” ideas described in the first few paragraphs of the papers, our lab is likely to be a good fit for you. 


    To apply, please send a copy of your application materials (statement of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact info of three referees) to Dr. Lixin Wang (wang.iupui@gmail.com). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Enrollment in the spring semester of 2013 is preferred. Please feel free to contact Dr. Lixin Wang for additional information or questions. Information on the Earth Science graduate program and the application procedure can be found at http://www.geology.iupui.edu/degree_programs/PHD_Program/index.htm


I am always looking for motivated undergraduate students who are interested in research experience. Please contact me if you're interested.

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