MS student needed for peatland fire reconstruction project

A Masters position is available for a qualified individual to work on a

collaborative project with Michigan Technological University, Ottawa

National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and Wisconsin DNR.  The project=E2=


goal is to quantify successional pathways and fire frequency in wetlands in

the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The student will work closely with both

PI=E2=80=99s (Rod Chimner and Evan Kane at Michigan Tech) and other collabo=


Strong soils and paleoecological skills are a plus.  The student will also

TA a senior level Wetland Ecology course during the fall semesters.

Michigan Tech is located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, on the south

shore of Lake Superior, surrounded by abundant forests, wetlands, and

streams.  The area provides a unique setting where natural beauty, outdoor

recreation, culture, education, and a diversity of residents from around

the world come together to share a superb living and learning experience.

Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until

the positions are filled. Start date is flexible. Please send a cover

letter that states your research interests, your curriculum vitae, and any

other relevant materials, and provide the names and contact information for

three references, by email to Rod Chimner (

Professor of Wetland Ecology

School of Forest Resources and Env. Science

Michigan Tech University

1400 Townsend Drive

Houghton, MI 49931

Phone: (906) 487-1464