The Wetland Ecology and Restoration Lab in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University has openings for an M.S. or Ph.D. student starting summer or fall 2020. The student will be under the guidance of Dr. Karin Kettenring (karinkettenring.com), whose research focuses on wetland plant ecology, restoration genetics, seed-based wetland restoration, and invasive species ecology and management.
This position is part of a new EPA grant that is funding a wetland restoration demonstration project. Restoration experiments at this demonstration site will focus on native plant recovery in Great Salt Lake wetlands including seed-based approaches. In addition, a critical component of the project will be engagement with wetland stakeholders and communication of study results to restoration practitioners.
Potential students with interests in wetland restoration, plant and seed ecology, plant functional traits, native plant revegetation, invasion resistance, restoration genetics, plant propagation, stakeholder engagement, and science communication should apply.
Interested candidates should email Dr. Kettenring (email@example.com) with their transcripts (unofficial okay), a statement of research interests, and a resume or CV. Review of applicants will begin January 8, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.
Utah State University is located in picturesque Logan, UT, a community of 130,000 people situated 85 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan has a low cost of living and is located in a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and mountains that provide unparalleled recreational opportunities.
interests in wetland restoration, plant and seed ecology, plant functional traits, native plant revegetation, invasion resistance, restoration genetics, plant propagation, stakeholder engagement, and science communication
undergraduate degree in ecology or biology or related field
M.S. degree if applying for Ph.D. position