Masters position: Forest Ecology and Restoration, Humboldt State University

Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources at Humboldt State University is advertising a graduate assistantship for study on forest restoration scenarios at the watershed-scale in the Klamath National Forest in California.

Dr. Rosemary Sherriff, Associate Professor of Geography and Graduate Faculty in Forestry and Wildland Resources at Humboldt State University seeks applications from highly-motivated students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Master of Science Natural Resources Program with a degree in Forestry and Wildland Resources. The selected student will help synthesize management goals and develop a way of visualizing a set of forest restoration scenarios at the watershed-scale based on available information and expert knowledge on historical forest conditions, collaborative interaction
with the Forest Service, and spatial analyses.

Benefits: Stipend of $17,000 per year for MS student (for 2 years)

Requirements: Strong candidates for admission to the HSU, Department of Forestry
and Wildland Resources graduate program will have:

– Grade point average of 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale in all college and university work
– GRE scores in the top 40th% (~ 500 Verbal, 600 Quantitative, 4.5 Analytical Writing)
– Demonstrated GIS and spatial analyses experience
– Demonstrated research interest and experience in forestry, ecology, or related field

Start Date: Assistantship begins no later than January 2014, entering the graduate program in the spring 2014 term.

To apply: send (as a PDF or Word Document): 1) a CV (including GPA, GRE scores and complete contact information); 2) a letter of interest (clearly stated research interests and background); and 3) the names and contact information of three references to: sherriff@humboldt.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately until a potential student is selected for the position.

After an initial screening, one student will be asked to submit a formal application through CSUMentor. Women and applicants from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds are
especially encouraged to apply. Students who do not have a previous degree in forestry are eligible for admission to the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources graduate program. However, students who are admitted may be required to take prerequisite undergraduate forestry courses (e.g. forest mensuration, silviculture).

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