The Department of Landscape Water Conservation currently employs 20 staff and 20 Ph.D. students. The teaching and research is oriented mainly to surface and subsurface water management, landscape and land-use stability. The particular fields of interest are preferably mathematical modeling of rainfall-runoff processes, soil erosion, transport processes and soil hydrology. GIS tools and advanced numerical models are extensively used for most of listed activities. In these fields, the department belongs to the leading institutions within the Czech Republic. The department is well equipped with up to date computation software, newly reconstructed soil physics laboratories with innovative experimental setups, is involved in three experimental catchments, callaborate with several Czech and international institutions.
We are looking for a doctoral candidate (PhD student) who would join our team and work with us to observe the principles of microplastic (MiP) movement in agricultural fields. The student will take a part in a cross disciplinary European project „ Macro and Microplastic in Agricultural Soil Systems (SOPLAS)”. The focus of the CTU group will be to monitor and model the pathways and hotspots of MiP accumulation at the small agricultural catchment scale. The research will include field work and numerical modeling of water runoff and soil erosion. Please, apply before January 31, 2021. More information here. Link to the opened position at our partner institutions here.