SESYNC-Georgetown Postdoctoral Fellowship: Coping with Disaster in a Warming World
Dec. 14, 2017
Dec. 14, 2017
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) and Research Triangle Institute (RTI) invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship opportunity, focused on modeling the environmental and ecological impacts of food waste in the United States.
The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for four Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities: One Postdoc will co-develop a research project to address research gaps on the link between climate change and children's health, another will study how societies cope with natural disasters, the third will focus on modeling the environmental impacts of food waste in the U.S, and the fourth will develop a project to improve
by Kathleen Rugel
Like a scene from the movie Alien, insect parasitoids inject their eggs into unsuspecting hosts, their offspring grow and eat from within, eventually bursting out leaving dead, empty host vessels. These tiny predators, many of them wasps, can have major ecological and economic impacts. For example, wasps in the genus Melittobia attack pollinating bumblebees.
By Emily Cassidy
Science Communications Coordinator, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
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The deadline to apply is November 20, 2017, at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Workshop attendees will be selected based on background, academic excellence, motivations, and interests. Non-US citizens and US citizens studying at institutions abroad are encouraged to apply.
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