Dr. Courtney Siegert seeks a highly motivated MS student to join the forest hydrology and biogeochemistry group in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS). The student will conduct research in the discipline of forest hydrology with specific attention to the interface between the atmospheric environment and the forest canopy in natural and disturbed stands. The research group seeks to answer questions regarding the current state of water and nutrients in southeastern forests, how this status is affected by climatological variability, and how anthropogenic and natural disturbances affect forest health across spatial and temporal scales. The student will participate in research activities at the nearby John W. Starr Memorial Forest and be trained to work in the Forest Hydrology and Soils Lab on campus. The prospective student should possess enthusiasm for field work, strong analytical and communication skills, and attention to detail.
To Apply: If interested, please contact Dr. Courtney Siegert at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide (1) a cover letter discussing interest in the research and applicable background experience; (2) a CV; and (3) unofficial transcripts and/or GREs. Details on the full application process can be found here. Financial support is available for two years and includes a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance.