PhD position in invasive plant ecology, University of Wyoming

Project description:

The invasive plant ecology lab at the University of Wyoming is seeking a PhD level student to head a plant community restoration project. Restoration of the native plant community in areas once under energy development and other major disturbances is a difficult task that is often unsuccessful.  Therefore, this project aims to use novel reclamation strategies to transition disturbed areas into a suitable environment for native plant establishment.

You will have the opportunity to:

-=09Design and develop research related to invasive plant establishment during restoration/reclamation -=09Work directly with county, state, and federal agencies involved in invasive plant management

-=09Present results from this work to stakeholders throughout the region and other professionals nationally -=09Publish peer-reviewed scientific literature

Start date is negotiable; however, work is anticipated to start summer 2017.

Qualifications sought:

=09I am seeking a driven and curious student whom has interest in working closely with state and county agencies to develop better reclamation practices.  This student should also have interest in general ecology, invasion ecology, reclamation and/or invasive plant management and have previous research experience.  Projects will be field-based; therefore, this student should have previous field experience and a desire to work in potentially remote areas.  Significant travel across the state will be required to complete this project so prospective students must be willing to travel (i.e., valid driver’s license).

Application instructions:

=09Please submit in PDF form to Dr. Daniel Tekiela ( 1) a CV, 2) three professional references, 3) a two- page cover letter describing how your past experience relates to this project and how you would benefit this project, and 4) college transcripts and GRE scores.  Please contact me with any further questions.

Additional information:

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

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