MS/PhD Assistantships – Plant Community Ecology – University of Florida

MS/PhD Assistantships – Plant Community Ecology – University of Florida

The Baiser lab of community ecology in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida is now accepting applications for MS and PhD Graduate Assistantship positions. Our research focuses on how ecological communities assemble, change, and collapse. The effect of invasive species on ecological communities is a common theme throughout our research.

The perspective student will work on a project detailing the effects of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) on Everglades plant communities.  The project is funded by the National Park Service and is a collaboration with fire ecologist Dr. Raelene Crandall
( in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida.

The assistantship includes full tuition coverage, Gator Grad Care health insurance, and a yearly stipend for up to four years. The position will be located at the UF campus in Gainesville, FL.  Expected start date is August
14 2018, the start of Fall term.

Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and will ideally have strong plant identification skills. Applicants will also have an undergraduate research background and/or an MS in ecology, botany, biology, or a closely related field.

Further information on the Baiser lab can be found at:

***The application deadline is April 6, 2018***

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Prospective students should send the following information with the subject line “Everglades Position” to

– One page cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and goals

– CV

– GRE scores

– Transcripts (unofficial) from undergraduate and graduate education

– Contact information for three academic references