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I have a graduate research assistantship to support an MS or PhD student interested grasslands, restoration, and climate change. The position is in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University and the student will work with me (https://www.k-state.edu/biology/people/faculty/blair/index.html) and collaborators at KU in an ongoing study of restored tallgrass prairies, trajectories of change in community and ecosystem properties, and sensitivity to climate variability and climate change. There are opportunities to develop specific research questions based on student interests, as well as opportunities for comparative studies with native tallgrass prairie. The project is located at the Konza Prairie Biological Station (https://kpbs.konza.k-state.edu/) and LTER site (http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/). The assistantship starts Fall 2022, though an earlier start (June 2022) is also possible.

The application deadline for regular admission in Fall 2022 is December 15 (https://www.k-state.edu/biology/grad/index.html). However, applications can also be considered at any time until the position is filled. Interested students can contact John Blair (jblair@ksu.edu) for additional information or to discuss the positions before applying.

John Blair
University Distinguished Professor
Director, Konza Prairie Biological Station
Division of Biology
116 Ackert Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-4901
Ph: 785-532-7065

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