Graduate Research Assistantships in Wetland Revegetation, Predictive Modeling for Wetland Restoration, and Seed/Seedling Functional Traits

he Kettenring Wetland Ecology Lab in the Department of Watershed Sciences and the Ecology Center at Utah State University has openings for 1-2 M.S. graduate students starting fall 2018 or spring 2019.
Projects will focus on techniques for seed-based wetland restoration; variation in functional traits among seed sources; and predictive modeling for wetland revegetation.  All projects will focus on Great Salt Lake wetlands and will be under the guidance of Dr. Karin Kettenring (, whose research focuses on plant ecology and genetics, wetland restoration, and invasive species ecology and management.  Students with a background and interest in seed ecology, plant propagation, climate change and wetlands, genetic diversity, or predictive modeling for restoration are particularly encouraged to apply.  Interested candidates should email Dr. Kettenring
( with their transcripts (unofficial okay), GRE scores, a statement of research interests, and a resume or CV.  Review of applicants will begin August 27, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.  Utah State University is located in picturesque Logan, UT, a community of 100,000 people situated 85 miles north of Salt Lake City.  Logan has a low cost of living and is located in a semi- rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and mountains that provide unparalleled recreational opportunities.