M.S. Evaluating fuel treatments potential in reducing wildfire risk and fire behavior in the Arkansas Ozarks

Agency
University of Arkansas
Location
Monticello, AR
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
15000 plus tuition
Start Date
08/16/2018
Last Date to Apply
08/01/2018
Website
http://www.afrc.uamont.edu/jobs/2018%2011%20Bataineh.pdf
Description
Increases in frequency, duration, severity, and size of catastrophic wildfires have occurred, especially in the western United States. In 2017, suppression costs exceeded $2 billion and consumed 56% of the Forest Service budget. As part of a larger, interdisciplinary research project, the student will evaluate fuel conditions in relation to thinning and harvest removals aimed to reduce densities of small-diameter trees and evaluate the potential reduction in wildfire risk and fire behavior. The student will work closely with U.S. Forest Service personnel and other participating agencies to simulate fire behavior and examine potential impacts, while working in the scenic Arkansas Ozarks.
Qualifications
Applicants must have a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate courses and satisfactory GRE scores. A B.S. degree in a natural resources-related field is also required. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license or obtain the same within 60 days of starting employment. Overnight travel is required as well as the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Contact Person
Mohammad Bataineh
Contact Phone
9033883894
Contact eMail
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