M.S. opportunity Old-Growth Longleaf Pine Ecology

The University of Georgia=E2=80=99s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources

<http://www.warnell.uga.edu/> and Tall Timbers Research Station

<http://talltimbers.org/> are seeking a M.S. student to conduct research

focused on the physical structure and physiological function of old-growth

longleaf pine forests beginning fall of 2018. The ideal candidate would

already possess some field experience, proven problem-solving skills,

excellent written and verbal communication skills, a basic statistical

background, an ability to work both independently and as a productive

member of a research team, and motivation to develop, conduct, and publish

their research. Candidates should possess a B.S. degree in ecology,

forestry, plant biology, or a related discipline. The successful candidate

will receive a two-year graduate assistantship consisting of an annual

stipend of approximately $21k and tuition waiver. The graduate

assistantship will have both teaching and research responsibilities=E2=80=94the

student will be on a teaching assistantship while completing coursework at

Warnell during fall 2018 and spring 2019 and will be on a research

assistantship while completing research at Tall Timbers during the summer

of 2019 through the summer of 2020. There is potential for the student to

begin fieldwork in residence at Tall Timbers beginning May 2018 until

courses begin in August 2018. Subsidized housing is available while in

residence at Tall Timbers. Student fees of approximately $1k per semester,

which include the matriculation fee and activity, athletic, health, student

facilities, technology, and transportation fees will be assessed.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please familiarize yourself

with Warnell=E2=80=99s

admission requirements and deadlines


and send a single pdf containing: (1) a 1-2 page statement of your research

interests and a summary of your professional career goals that explains why

you think working in the Aubrey Lab <http://aubreylab.weebly.com/> will

help you realize these goals; (2) a current CV; (3) unofficial transcripts

showing all previous coursework, degrees, and GPA; (4) GRE scores; and (5)

contact information of three references to Dr. Doug Aubrey (

daubrey@srel.uga.edu). If selected to compete for this assistantship, you

will be encouraged to submit an application to the UGA Graduate School

prior to December 31st 2017.

Please contact Doug Aubrey (daubrey@srel.uga.edu) or Kevin Hiers (

jkhiers@talltimbers.org) with any additional questions.