MS Assistantship in Forest Operations – Alabama

Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
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Graduate Assistantships
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This position is for a Master’s of Science in forestry within the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. The student will conduct field research in the area of forest operations. The project will be focused on timber harvesting and forestry best management practices (BMPs). Field work may consist of assessing soil erosion loss on skid trails, forest roads, and stream crossings, soil sampling, and water sampling. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles may also be incorporated into the project. Financial support is available for 2 years, starting Spring 2021 and includes a stipend of $18,000/year and a tuition waiver.
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in forestry or a related field and have a research interest in forest operations. The applicant must be self-motivated and willing to conduct field work and travel to remote research sites. How to apply: Please send Dr. Richard Cristan ( the following documents: (1) cover letter that includes your research interests, qualifications, and any applicable experience, (2) CV, (3) unofficial transcripts, and (4) contact information for three professional references. If selected for the position, there will be additional documents needed by the Auburn University Graduate School. More information on this can be found at The application deadline for Spring 2021 semester is approaching soon and the review of applications will begin immediately with virtual zoom interviews starting October 14th.
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Dr. Richard Cristan
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