*M.S. Assistantship in Applied Forest Ecology and Silviculture *The
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State
University is seeking a M.S.-level graduate student to join a research
project investigating the long-term impacts of harvest disturbance on
aspen-dominated forests across the Upper Lake States region. The student
will benefit from the opportunity to work on an established, experimental
study while also having the freedom to develop and pursue questions about
natural and anthropogenic disturbance, resilience, and competition tailored
to the student=E2=80=99s specific interests. Work will involve collaboratio=
n with a
team that includes scientists from Iowa State University and the U.S.
Forest Service Northern Research Station.
The position begins in summer 2018 and includes two guaranteed years of
funding (competitive stipend, tuition, and health insurance). It is based
in Ames, Iowa at Iowa State University and will involve field work in
remote areas of northern Minnesota and Michigan, USA.
*Qualifications:* B.S. in ecology, forestry, silviculture, natural
resources, conservation biology, environmental science or a closely related
field. Previous field and/or extensive outdoor work experience is required.
Skills in plant identification are strongly preferred. Experience or
interest in dendrochronology is also preferred. Submitted materials should
demonstrate effective communication through writing, an ability to work
both independently and collaboratively, a passion for natural resources,
and a strong work ethic.
*Application process:* Interested applicants should submit a CV, GRE
scores, contact information for three references, unofficial transcripts,
and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience, research interests, and
professional and academic goals to Dr. Miranda Curzon (firstname.lastname@example.org)=
If nominated for the position, three letters of reference, official GRE
scores, and official transcripts will be required for application to ISU.
The process for admission to graduate studies in the Department of Natural
Resource Ecology and Management is described at
https://www.nrem.iastate.edu/admissions. The position is open until filled,
but applicants should submit materials prior to November 1, 2017 for full
Please contact Miranda Curzon (email@example.com) for further information=