We are looking for a capable student to join our Urban Forest research team at the Masters or PhD level beginning in January 2016. Research is broadly focused on the contributions of trees and woodlands to urban ecosystems including effects on microclimate and infrastructure, modification of the sonic environment, and human perception. We are also studying the population dynamics of the urban forest, using remote sensing to characterize change in urban tree communities through time across gradients of urban development and land ownership. The incoming student will work in one of these research areas. In addition to research commitments, the student will take courses and 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 3.2 and GRE scores above the 60th percentile. A strong work ethic, quantitative skills, and the ability work independently are essential. Applicants should be physically fit and capable of field work under 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. Applications must be received by September 30. 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 my web page at http://www.plantbio.ohiou.edu/index.php/directory/faculty_page/glenn_matlack/ .