The OHalloran lab in the Department of Forestry and Environmental
Conservation at Clemson University currently has an opening for a Ph.D.
student starting in fall or winter of 2017. We seek an enthusiastic and
inquisitive student who is interested in understanding mechanisms of
land-atmosphere interactions with particular focus on forests. The student
will have the opportunity to create their own research project out of
several ongoing funded activities, including at AmeriFlux sites in Virginia
(loblolly pine and switchgrass) and a new eddy covariance tower in a salt marsh in coastal South Carolina. Potential broad research topics include: environmental controls on managed forest productivity, coastal carbon
cycling and greenhouse gas emissions, aerosol new particle formation, and coastal forest disturbance ecology. A student with sufficient incoming
transfer credits will spend one year completing coursework on main campus and then relocate to the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest
Science to join the lab group at the coast and complete their fieldwork and
writing. A full research assistantship (including stipend and tuition
waver) is available for three years, but students will also be encouraged to
seek their own funding through national fellowships (e.g. USDA, NASA, NSF).
Required Qualifications: Bachelor=92s degree in forestry, ecology, atmospheric
science or other closely related environmental science. Strong quantitative
abilities, self-motivation and desire to do field work in coastal South
Carolina, where the work is physically demanding in a hot, humid environment.
Preferred Qualifications: M.S. degree (highly preferred) in forestry,
ecology, atmospheric science or other closely related environmental science.
Programming experience in MATLAB or R. Fieldwork experience in ecology or
To apply, send a CV, unofficial GRE and TOEFL scores (if available) and a cover letter stating your previous experience, interest in this specific
position, and future goals to Dr. O=92Halloran. Review of applicants begins
immediately. Contact info and more details about the lab are available here: