Dr. Jesse Abrams at the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is seeking a prospective doctoral student in Integrative Conservation with an Area of Emphasis in Forestry and Natural Resources. The student will be supported by a National Science Foundation grant funding research on the socio-environmental past and future of timberlands in northern Maine. The start date will be in spring, summer, or fall of 2023.
The doctoral student will receive training in integrative conservation and research and will work closely with partners at the University of Maine and Harvard Forest as well as with key stakeholders in forest industry and both tribal and non-tribal communities of place. Academic training will take place in Athens, Georgia with extensive travel to New England for fieldwork, meetings, and conferences. The student will apply to both UGA’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources (www.warnell.uga.edu) and the Integrative Conservation (ICON) program (https://cicr.uga.edu/icon-phd-program). Contact Dr. Abrams for more information about the opportunity and application process, and see the Abrams Lab website (www.abrams-lab.org) for general information.
Note that the University of Maine will also be recruiting graduate students to participate in this research effort; prospective students are encouraged to reach out to Dr. John Daigle for information about those opportunities.
The University of Georgia (www.uga.edu) is a land/sea/space grant institution in Athens, GA comprised of 17 schools and colleges. Enrollment is over 39,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.
The Warnell School is a professional school with 64 faculty, 100 support staff, 350 undergraduates, and 195 graduate students. The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in the areas of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, and Natural Resource Management & Sustainability. The school has 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching, outreach and research.
The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory is a research unit of the University of Georgia located on the 300 square mile Savannah River Site, a Department of Energy facility near Aiken, SC. With a staff of over 140 faculty members, postdocs, research professionals, technicians, and graduate students, the laboratory pursues basic and applied research at multiple levels of ecological organization, from atoms to ecosystems. SREL also provides opportunities for graduate and undergraduate research, training, and service to the community through environmental outreach. Throughout its 65+ year history, SREL has strived to acquire and communicate knowledge that contributes to sound ecological stewardship.
Required: master's degree in Forestry, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, or a related field