PhD opportunity in forest ecology and silviculture at Michigan Tech
The Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab at Michigan Technological University is seeking a PhD student interested in the ecology and silviculture of the Lake States forests beginning in the fall of 2015. Research in the lab focuses on the inter-relationships among forest composition and structure, ecological processes, and the full range of ecosystem services across scales from individual trees, to stands and landscapes. We are specifically interested in recruiting a PhD student to study silvicultural treatments in Northern Hardwoods forests supported through a research assistantship.
Successful applicants will be expected to collaborate as an active member of a research group, be self-motivated and comfortable working independently, and conduct fieldwork in variable weather conditions. Strong written and verbal communication, and computational skills are required. Prior experience participating in or leading field research is desired. A Master’s degree or work experience in a related field is an advantage.
Michigan Tech’s School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science (http://www.mtu.edu/forest/) is particularly well known for its excellence in the fields of forestry, applied ecology, forest molecular genetics, and wildlife management. We currently employ 24 tenure-track faculty, 8 research faculty, 23 research professionals, and 14 administrative/support professionals and enroll 155 undergraduate and 75 graduate students.
Established in 1885, Michigan Tech is a nationally recognized research University, enrolls nearly 7,000 students and is a leader in science and engineering education. Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.
Located in Houghton, on the shore of Lake Superior, Michigan Tech offers a friendly, safe, and affordable living environment with excellent opportunities for exceptional, year-round outdoor recreation opportunities.
Interested candidates should contact me (Dr. Yvette Dickinson, email@example.com). To apply, please email your CV, GPA, GRE scores (if available) and a written statement describing your research interests and previous research experience. Review of applications will begin 20 February 2015 but will continue until the position is filled.