Ph.D. assistanceship in fire ecology at the University of Florida

The Crandall Fire Ecology Lab in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation ( at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL is accepting applications for a Ph.D. assistanceship. The student will be responsible for measuring vital rates (growth, survival, reproduction) of rare and threatened plant species in the Everglades National Park. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her own independent research, engage in empirical research grounded in fire ecology, and apply findings to management and restoration of fire-frequented habitats of the Southeastern U.S.A. The student MUST have a M.S. degree prior to beginning graduate studies and experience/interest in plant population and community modeling. See the Crandall Lab website for more information:

Stipend and Benefits: This is a grant-funded position that includes tuition waiver and competitive stipend ($21,000/year). The student is eligible for student health insurance and 1 week of personal leave per semester. Start Date: August 1, 2019. Gainesville Community: Gainesville, Florida, is a beautiful Central Florida town ( with excellent cost of living, affordable housing, excellent schools, and numerous outside activities.

Since the preferred start date is quickly approaching, I encourage prospective students to start a conversation with me as soon as possible. If you are interested, please send an email to Rae Crandall at and include your CV, summary of research experience, brief statement of research interests, and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. Formal applications to the University of Florida are due May 15, 2019: