Ph.D. student assistantship coastal and forest ecology

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: