Graduate Opportunity: Restoration Ecology UWyoming

MS Graduate Opportunity in Ecological Restoration

A funded MS graduate assistantship is available in the lab of Dr. Kristina Hufford at the University of Wyoming.  The project will characterize plant community outcomes of native species seeded along roadsides in southern Wyoming.  Specifically, we’ll look at the effectiveness of revegetation for limiting invasive species along road right-of-way strips and also in adjacent wildlands.  The graduate research assistant will study the site conditions and species combinations that lead to successful establishment of native plants.  In addition the student will work with Wyoming Department of Transportation personnel to review wildlife palatability and associated risk of targeted plant species.

Applicants must possess a valid US driver’s license, and should be capable of working in sometimes challenging (but beautiful) field conditions both independently and as part of a team.  There will be opportunities to develop independent lines of inquiry and we welcome applications from enthusiastic and highly motivated candidates with interests in field ecology, plant community diversity, and data analysis.

Please send a letter of interest and resume, undergraduate transcripts (informal copies are acceptable), GRE scores and contact information for 3 references to: Kristina Hufford (  This position is available immediately and we hope to fill it by summer 2018. Funding includes graduate stipend, tuition and fees.

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