MS Opportunities in Coastal Plant Ecology

The Coastal Plant Ecology Lab run by Dr. Zinnert has MS openings for highly

motivated students interested in coastal research for the fall 2018

semester. Current funded projects include 1) connectivity among dune/swale

topography and vegetation and 2) feedback mechanisms between the abiotic

environment and biotic interactions on barrier island vegetation. I conduct

my research at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological Research

site ( Interested students

can visit the lab webpage for more information on projects and the lab (

The Coastal Plant Ecology Lab is located in the Department of Biology at

Virginia Commonwealth University ( in Richmond, VA.

VCU is located in Richmond, VA on the James River, within easy reach of the

Virginia coastal plain, Blue Ridge Mountains, Chesapeake Bay, and Virginia

barrier islands. Applicants should apply to the VCU MS Program in Biology ( The

application deadline is January 15, 2017.

Those who are interested should contact with a CV and

cover letter to discuss the position before applying.

Julie Zinnert, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Virginia Commonwealth University

1000 West Cary Street

Richmond VA 23225