M.S. Research Assistantship in Applied Forest Ecology and Economics – Stillwater, OK

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
A graduate stipend of $20,000 annually
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
We are looking for a highly motivated M.S. student to study forest production dynamics under drought disturbance and estimate the associated economic impacts of the changes in forest production. Estimates will include drought impacts on output, employment, and income of forestry and other related industries. The prospective student will be advised by a team of professors with expertise in vegetation modeling, forest economics, and forest production ecology. The position will be based in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.
Qualifications: Applicants should have: (1) A B.S. 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 computer programming skills. Application: Applicants must create a single PDF with the name containing the first and last name of applicant. Send the PDF to Drs. Lu Zhai (lu.zhai@okstate.edu) and Omkar Joshi (omkar.joshi@okstate.edu). The PDF must contain: (1) A 1 or 2-page letter of interest stating motivation to pursue an M.S. 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), (4) Unofficial college transcript and GRE transcript. Location and facilities: Oklahoma State University is classified as R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is a land grant institution with an enrollment of about 25,000 students located midway between Tulsa and Oklahoma City. The department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management conducts interdisciplinary research, instruction, and extension education to address the sustainable management and conservation of the forest, rangeland, fishery, and wildlife resources.
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Drs. Lu Zhai (lu.zhai@okstate.edu) and Omkar Joshi (omkar.joshi@okstate.edu)
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