The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science seeks a motivated PhD student to study the influence of changes in growing season length on the productivity of forest trees in the eastern United States. The student will join a team of ecologists and remote-sensing scientists to integrate multi-scale remotely sensed imagery of forest phenology and structure with tree-ring width and isotopic measurements. An important component of the student’s work will involve interfacing with resource managers to ensure that project outcomes benefit the management of protected ecosystems in the eastern US.
The project is based at the Appalachian Laboratory (www.umces.edu/al) in Frostburg, Maryland, with Drs. Andrew Elmore and David Nelson. The student will have access to the lab’s excellent research, computing, and teaching facilities, including a state-of-the-art stable isotope lab (http://casif.al.umces.edu/). Student support has been secured through a grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The student will matriculate through the Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Sciences Program (MEES) at the University of Maryland, College Park.
To apply, please e-mail a single PDF document that includes: (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV (including GPA and GRE scores), and (3) contact information for three references to [log in to unmask] The position is available immediately; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The full ad is available at http://www.umces.edu/al/employment, and it will be posted until the position is filled. UMCES is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
David Nelson, Assistant Professor
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
301 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532
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