PhD Assistantship – Environment and Natural Resources – Alabama

University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Stipend, tuition, and health insurance
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The Forest Dynamics Lab at the University of Alabama is seeking a PhD student to investigate disturbance and development patterns in mixed pine-oak forests, including effects of prescribed fire, thinning, and harvesting treatments. The primary mission of our lab is to provide science-based solutions to pressing forest management issues. Our research projects in applied forest ecology are wide ranging and have included work on trees, herbs, forest fuels, soils, deadwood, and macrofungi. We place special emphasis on forest stand dynamics and forest disturbance ecology. The PhD student will work collaboratively with state and federal partners to improve our understanding of stand dynamics in pine-oak mixedwoods and to refine silvicultural prescriptions to promote mixed species stands. We seek a student with a background in forestry, environmental science, geography, ecology, or a related field that has research experience in field and lab settings. Additional information is available from the following links: Forest Dynamics Lab: Department of Geography and the Environment: University of Alabama Graduate School: University of Alabama:
Applicants will be evaluated based on their educational record, recommendation letters, statement of purpose, and prior experiences. Funding during the academic year will be provided from a Graduate Teaching Assistantship through the Department of Geography and the Environment and during the summer from a Research Assistantship. The position carries a full tuition waiver, a stipend, and health insurance. Additional funding for conference presentations and workshops will also be provided. Fellowships through the University of Alabama Graduate School are available for exceptional applicants.
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Justin Hart
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