The School of Forestry and Wildlife Science (SFWS) at Auburn University has a two-year MS graduate assistantship starting from May or August of 2021 to study the effects of fire on native and invasive plant species in the coastal longleaf/slash pine ecosystems at multiple levels from individual tree, to forest community, and to forested landscape. Spatial technology (GIS/RS/GPS) and quantitative tools (statistical models) will be used to integrate remotely sensed data with site specific data to be collected during the project period to quantify/model ecosystem (or component) responses to fire such as tree regeneration, growth, inter- and intra-specific interaction, fire and biological invasion, fire regime-vegetation relationship, and ecosystem resilience.
The SFWS will provide a graduate research assistantship, including a stipend of approximately US $18,000 annually and full tuition waiver. Students are also eligible to participate in the Graduate Student Health insurance plan (http://graduate.auburn.edu/graduate-student-health-insurance-program/). Individuals with degrees in forestry, natural resources, geosciences, and related areas with an experience in applying quantitative tools and spatial techniques to forestry and environmental problems are encouraged to apply.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter that states your research interests, your curriculum vitae and transcript/course work, and the names and contact information for three references by email to Dr. Joseph Z. Fan (email@example.com) and Dr. Heather Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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