The Leites Quantitative Forest Ecology Lab at Penn State is recruiting graduate students to start in Fall 2022. We are seeking a PhD student interested in working on ecological genetics and modeling population responses to climate in forest tree species, and a MS student interested in modeling natural regeneration after disturbance in mixed oak forests. Students should have strong quantitative skills, be highly motivated, and committed to an inclusive and supportive environment. Students will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with our national and international colleagues, and with federal and state agencies. Our lab provides an intellectually rigorous and stimulating environment where we strive to be inclusive and welcoming so that all members can achieve their academic and professional goals.
Interested applicants should contact Dr. Laura Leites ([email protected]) and provide 1) a one-page cover letter stating interest and quantitative skills, 2) a CV, and 3) three professional references.