The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Oklahoma State University seeks a graduate student to fill a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position in ecology and management of bottomland hardwoods. The bottomland hardwoods vegetation type is one of the richest and most productive ecosystems and it is also one of the most threatened due to agricultural clearing and flooding by reservoirs. We seek a MS student to study the pattern of bottomland hardwood vegetation in relation to environment to learn whether recent forest decline is related to local variation in hydrologic regime and edaphic factors. The work will be conducted on the Deep Fork National Wildlife Refuge and nearby Wildlife Management Areas.
The MS Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA) stipend will be $15,500 per year. It will begin January 1, 2014 and will be renewed for two years provided satisfactory progress in the project. GRAs receive health insurance and tuition waivers.
For More Information: Steve Hallgren, Oklahoma State University, 405-744-6805, firstname.lastname@example.org