A funded PhD position is available in the Global Forest Dynamics Lab (https://danieljjohnson.weebly.com/) in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (http://sfrc.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida beginning in the Fall of 2021. Applicants should be interested in forest dynamics across spatial scales, although specific questions are open to individual interests. We are particularly interested in exploring topics of forest health and tree regeneration. A background in forestry, ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences will be helpful, but is not necessary. What matters most is curiosity about forests. Applicants that hold a master’s degree or are currently enrolled in a master’s program are preferred.
We are committed to diversity in all its forms. Students from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. We support students with an inclusive environment from the lab to the school and university levels. We seek to prepare everyone to be competitive in their career path, both inside and outside of academia. Students are expected to be active in building a community of life-long learning by mentoring undergraduate students and engaging with the community at large.
We encourage anyone potentially interested to contact us and begin the dialogue. Advisor support is a necessary precondition of acceptance into the program. Send an email to email@example.com with the subject line “Forest dynamics PhD applicant” include a current CV and brief statement about your interests and goals as they pertain to a PhD program. For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1st, 2020 though the position will remain open until filled. See this link (http://sfrc.ufl.edu/academics/how-to-apply/) for more information on the application process.