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PhD student in applied forest ecology – Alabama
University of Alabama
Funding during the academic year will be provided from a Graduate Teaching Assistantship and during the summer from a Research Assistantship with funds from the USDA Forest Service. 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.
The Forest Dynamics Lab at the University of Alabama is seeking a PhD student to begin fall 2022. The primary mission of our lab is to provide science-based solutions to pressing forest management issues. The student would ideally develop questions based on our ongoing research on disturbance and development patterns in mixedwood stands. Research findings would be used to develop and refine methods to promote mixed species stands and enhance ecosystem adaptation potential. This ongoing research is being conducted in collaboration with the USDA Forest Service and other partners.
We seek a student with a passion for forest science, a strong work ethic, and a desire to collaborate on applied research. The student should have an academic background in forestry, environmental science, geography, ecology, or a related field and have prior research experience in field and lab settings. We strive to provide an intellectually stimulating and nurturing environment where new discoveries and lifelong friendships are made. We emphasize the collective and believe the whole is much greater than the sum of the parts. A desire to collaborate and work as a team is required.