Ohio University Seeking Graduate Student in Urban Forest Ecology

One of our TREE Fund researchers asked us to pass this along:


We are looking for a capable student to join our Forest Ecology research group at the Masters or PhD level beginning in January 2018.  Our research broadly considers the structure and dynamics of forest communities in human-shaped ecosystems.  The incoming student will participate in a study examining the role of street and roadside trees in shaping the urban microclimate and the long-term effects of trees on pavement condition.  In addition to research commitments, the student will take courses and occasionally serve as teaching assistant in the Department of Environmental and Plant Biology.  The position is fully funded including tuition waivers.

Applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.4 and GRE scores above the 65th percentile.  A strong work ethic, quantitative skills, and the ability work independently are essential.  Applicants should be physically fit and capable of field work in less-than-ideal conditions.  Previous field experience is desirable.

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology ( http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/ ) is a community of mutually supportive faculty and students at Ohio University.  The University is situated in the small city of Athens, nestled in the forested hills of the Allegheny Plateau.  Application procedures are described at http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/grad/admission_app

If you are interested please contact Glenn Matlack at Matlack@ohio.edu.  See his web page at http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/glenn_matlack/ .