Persons with interest/experience in vegetative communities are particularly encouraged to apply. A MSc degree with a field-research-based thesis and substantial progress toward publication is required. Preference will be given to demonstrated self-starters; demonstrated analytical, computational, and GIS skills; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively as members and leaders of interdisciplinary field teams in remote field settings under sometimes extreme conditions; strong quantitative skills in order to model vegetation with a dynamic vegetation model; and ability to formulate and successfully resolve original research questions within the overall area of investigation. Support will consist of approximately 80% Research Assistantship and 20% Teaching Assistantship, including tuition waivers and necessary field logistic support. The position is subject to continued USGS funding, for persons who maintain satisfactory progress.
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University of Alaska Fairbanks seeks PhD Candidate Fairbanks, Alaska
Tue, Apr 13, 2010
The University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) seeks a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology and Wildlife for studies of the influence of wetland characteristics and climate change on current and future biodiversity in sub-arctic boreal forest wetlands in Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Fieldwork would preferably begin in summer 2010.