Graduate Student Research Opportunity in Restoration Ecology
The Schwinning Lab is recruiting a graduate student (M.S.) to start in
January 2018. The position is in partly funded through a grant from the USGS
and partly through a teaching assistantship in the Biology Department at
Texas State University, San Marcos.
The study is located Utah conducted in collaboration with Dr. Lesley DeFalco
(USGS Field Office, Henderson, NV). The goal is to develop guidelines for
the restoration or rehabilitation of abandoned oil/gas exploration sites
within the Colorado Plateau bioregion. The student’s responsibility will be
to conduct restoration experiments to identify the main barriers to native
shrub establishment and develop remedies for overcoming such barriers. The
student will complete an M.S. degree in Population and Conservation Biology
in the Biology Department at Texas State University, San Marcos.
Minority students are especially encouraged to apply. The successful
candidate must have a strong background in any field of plant science and
the willingness and ability to do field work under challenging physical
conditions. If you are interested and want to learn more, contact Dr. Susan
Schwinning at email@example.com. To apply for the position, send (1) a
cover letter expressing your research interests, relevant experience and
present career goals; (2) a resume or CV; and (3) unofficial transcripts to
Dr. Schwinning. Applications to The Graduate College for the Spring Semester
of 2018 are due in early December.