MS in forest biometrics and carbon assessment

Subject: MS in forest biometrics and carbon assessment

Graduate assistantship in forest biometrics and carbon assessment

We are seeking a motivated graduate student with interests in forest biometrics, carbon storage, and statistical analysis. The position is at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in Syracuse, New York. The research project will assess the impacts of forest management and climate change on the dynamics of northern hardwood forests in terms of carbon, forest products, and species composition. Data will come from the long-term continuous forest inventory (CFI) re-measurement plots from the College’s extensive forest properties. ESF operates four field facilities and >25,000 acres of mostly forested land, providing excellent opportunities for field research.

This position is for a Master of Science candidate in Forest Resources Management and includes a full tuition waiver and stipend for 2 years. Students with fieldwork experience in forest ecosystems as well as statistical proficiency are particularly encouraged to apply. Please contact Dr. Diane Kiernan ( or Dr. John Drake ( for more information, and see the Departmental website (  Full consideration will be given to applications received by January 15, 2019 for a Fall 2019 start date.

SUNY-ESF was established as a college of forestry in 1911, and is one of the oldest and most prestigious forestry schools in the United States. SUNY-ESF is a relatively small doctoral degree granting institution with 1,751 undergraduates and 435 graduate students. SUNY-ESF has a special relationship with Syracuse University, which is adjacent to the campus, and ESF students have access to many of the resources and benefits that come from an association with a larger university. SUNY-ESF ranked 43rd in the 2017 US News and World Report rankings of the top public national universities. The Princeton Review ranked ESF as the #2 Green College, and the Sierra Club listed ESF among the nation’s top “Cool Schools.”