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PhD position in Forest ecology and management

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Ph.D. Research Assistantship in Forest Ecology and Management. We are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student to study the long-term recovery of forest production and the associated timber value from ice storm damages and other stand disturbances. The prospective student will join a team of professors with expertise in vegetation modeling, forest ecology, silviculture, and forest economics. Salary/Benefit: A graduate stipend of $22,400 annually, resident and non-resident tuition waiver, and health insurance at $20 per month (for students only, family coverage available for an additional fee). Starting Date: Aug. 2022. Qualifications: Applicants should have: (1) B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in natural resources (forestry, rangeland, or agriculture), ecology, natural resource economics, geography, or a related field; (2) An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Desired qualifications include: (1) Experience or coursework in statistical analysis; (2) Interest in plant ecology or natural resource economics; (2) Willingness to learn application of computer modeling to forest ecology and management. Documents: Applicants must create a single PDF with the name containing the first and last name of the applicant. Send the PDF to Dr. Lu Zhai ([email protected]). The PDF must contain: (1) A 1 or 2-page letter of interest stating motivation to pursue an Ph.D. degree and research experiences and interests; (2) Curriculum Vitae including GPA, GRE, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only); (3) Three references: names, emails, and connection with references (i.e., if you participated in a specific project with one reference, please add the project title or topic and other important details), (4) Unofficial college transcript and GRE transcript. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


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