MS and PhD opportunities in forest tree ecophysiology: Louisiana

Agency
Louisiana State University School of Renewable Natural Resources
Location
Baton Rouge Louisiana
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
competitive annual stipend and benefits
Start Date
08/15/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2021
Description
Research assistantships in Renewable Natural Resources are available starting Fall semester 2021. Students will work with Dr. Brett Wolfe at the School of Renewable Natural Resources at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Research will focus on how forest trees respond to environmental stresses. In the Southeastern United States, bottomland and upland forests provide globally important ecosystem services, yet they are impacted by local hydrologic modifications and extreme whether associated with climate change. The situation puts trees in novel conditions that challenge our ability to predict species-level performance and to manage for desired site characteristics. Students will develop projects that addresses these challenges by providing insights into the physiological processes that determine tree species performance during floods and droughts. Funding, including a competitive annual stipend and tuition waiver, is available for MS and PhD students through the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources’ Gilbert Foundation Research Assistantship.
Qualifications
Applicants should be self-motivated and eager to learn about forest ecology and tree eco-physiology. An undergraduate degree and GRE test report are required. Research experience is preferred. For prospective PhD students, completion of an MS degree with a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.6 on a 4-point scale (or equivalent) is required. For prospective MS students, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.25 (or equivalent) for last two years. GRE test score requirements are 310 overall and 153, 144, 4.0 on the verbal, quantitative and writing sections, respectively. For international students with English as a second language, minimum scores are TOEFL, 550 (paper-based exam), 213 (computer-based exam), 79 (internet-based exam); IELTS, 6.5; or Pearson (PTE), 59. Inquiries should be sent to Brett Wolfe (bwolfe@agcenter.lsu.edu). Email a letter of interest, CV including two references, and unofficial transcripts. Applications for the funding are due February 15, 2021.
Contact Person
Brett Wolfe
Contact eMail
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