Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
13-20 March 2010
Saguaro Lake Ranch, AZ
31 August 2009
Participation limited to thirty-four early career scholars
Airfare and on-site expenses supported by the National Science Foundation
The Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse), connects natural andsocial scientists engaged in research related to climate change, impacts and solutions. The goal is to broaden perspectives and establish a collegial peer network to address climate challenges at the interface of science and society. A report and list of participants from the mostrecent symposium is available at http://disccrs.org/reports/DISCCRS_IV_Symposium_Report.pdf
During the week-long symposium — held in the Tonto National Forest near Phoenix, Arizona — participants will present and discuss their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and team skills, and discuss emerging research, societal and professional issues with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors. Confirmed mentors include Julia E. Cole (University of Arizona), Jonathan T. Overpeck (University of Arizona), Billie L. Turner (Arizona State University), and David A. Randall (Colorado State University).
Participation will be limited to thirty-four early career scholars identified by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists based on review of submitted applications.
Eligibility: PhD requirements completed April 1, 2007 – July 31, 2009. Selection will favor applicants who plan to engage in interdisciplinary research careers in any subject within or relevant to climate change, its impacts and solutions. We encourage applicants from the natural and social sciences, economics, mathematics, engineering, or any other field so long as the research focus relates to climate change, its impacts or solutions. While the emphasis is on the U.S. research system, we welcome applicants from all countries who are interested in learning about the U.S. research system and connecting with U.S. researchers.
Symposium Application instructions:
Register your PhD dissertation and search for other recent climate change dissertations:
(over 900 PhDs have added their dissertation abstract on climate change to this database).
Electronic newsletter: with jobs and other time-sensitive announcements is available to those who register dissertations.
Public webpage: includes the dissertation registry, numerous early career resources, and symposium application instructions.
Society Sponsors: AAG, AERE, AGU, AMS, ASLO, ESA, ESS-ISA, STEP-APSA, TOS and USSEE.
Organizers: Ronald B. Mitchell, University of Oregon; Paul H. Yancey, Whitman College; Jennifer R. Marlon, University of Oregon; and Ruth A. Ladderud, Whitman College.
Funding: This Symposium is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation through grants to the University of Oregon and Whitman College.
For a printable color poster of information about DISCCRS V in PDF format, please go to:
http://disccrs.org/DISCCRSposter.pdf — please distribute widely.
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