Ph.D. Assistantship in Forests and Global Change
Virginia Tech
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Description
We are recruiting a motivated student for a new Ph.D. assistantship available to study the influence of global change on forest ecosystems. The project objective is to predict future forest dynamics and carbon cycling by integrating observations of forests (e.g., diameter measurements, remote sensing, drought experiments, nutrient addition experiments, etc.) from diverse data sources into ecosystem models. The Ph.D. research will involve the development of model-data fusion and ecosystem modeling techniques, with opportunities to participate in field research at a new flux tower research site (sbc-lars.blog.sbc.edu). Students are encouraged to apply to be a fellow in Virginia Tech’s Interfaces of Global Change graduate program (globalchange.vt.edu) or Remote Sensing graduate program (rsigep.frec.vt.edu), depending on their interests. We are especially interested in recruiting students with previous ecological and computational training.

Qualifications
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in either ecology, environmental science, forestry, statistics or closely related field; M.S. graduates are preferred. Previous experience with computer programing is required, with previous experience in forest ecosystems desired.

Please send statements of interest (including previous research experiences and career goals), C.V., copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. R. Quinn Thomas
Assistant Professor
Virginia Tech
Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
[email protected]

Research group website: epics.frec.vt.edu
Department website: frec.vt.edu
Twitter: @ForestClimateVT

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