PHD research assistantship: Tropical Forest Restoration in Mexico

Agricultural Research PHD research assistantship: Tropical Forest Restoration in Mexico

Deadline: 1 September 2022

A fully funded PhD research assistantship is available with Dr. Meredith Martin (Assistant professor, Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University). The successful applicant will conduct independent research in the field of tropical forest restoration and tropical forest ecology.

The project will likely be based on collaboration with Conservation International on ongoing forest restoration/reforestation work in Southern Mexico. Within this framework, potential topics could include a focus on tree planting efforts, on natural forest regeneration and stand dynamics, silvicultural management, biodiversity patterns, and climate resilience.

I. Benefits

  • The position is funded for three years and includes a graduate stipend of $25,000, tuition, and health insurance.
  • ¬†Funds are also available for fieldwork and travel expenses.
  • The ideal start date would be January 2023.

II. Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in forestry, botany, ecology, plant science, environmental science, biology or a related field;
  • Experience conducting field research; classwork or experience

III. How to Apply?

  • Prospective applicants should send, via e-mail attachment, a brief letter of interest and CV (including GPA and contact information for three references) to Dr. Meredith Martin ([email protected]).
  • North Carolina State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer, and women and individuals from other historically under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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