MS Scholarship in Plant Invasion Ecology

Subject: MS Scholarship in Plant Invasion Ecology

The Schwinning Lab at Texas State University, San Marcos, is searching for a graduate student to investigate recruitment dynamics of an invasive C4 grass (Johnsongrass; Sorghum halepense) in C4 native grasslands. This position is part of a large-scale, long-term ecological experiment that examines the use of native prairie species for biofuel production under a range of cultivation practices. The position is funded through a cooperative agreement with USDA and includes a tuition waiver and generous stipend.

Students with an interest and education in plant ecology or physiological ecology are encouraged to apply to start in the fall semester of 2018. Prior experience in field research is especially welcome. Please contact Dr. Susan Schwinning ( for more information about the position and the project.

Peruse the following websites to learn more about the Plant Ecology Lab (, the MSĀ  Program in Population and Conservation Biology (,
the Department of Biology at Texas State University
( and the application process (