Masters Positions: Forest Ecology and Ecosystem Modeling, University of Idaho

Dr. Tara Hudiburg is seeking students to join her newly formed Ecosystem Modeling lab at the University of Idaho in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences. The students will assist in ecosystem modeling and field-based research focused on how disturbance and climate affect carbon, water, and nutrient balance in western forests. 

Requirements: Previous ecosystem modeling experience is not required, however applicants should have spatial analysis skills, quantitative skills, and be proficient in or interested in becoming proficient in at least one programming language. Previous background in forest ecological processes is a plus. Strong writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively are essential.

Graduate research assistant and teaching assistant funding are available (stipend ~$17,000 -$21,000 per annum and paid tuition). The university is an AA/EEO employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

For more information: contact Tara Hudiburg (

To apply: please email Tara Hudiburg ( a cover letter describing your research interests, goals and relevant experience, a complete CV, college transcripts, GRE scores and contact information of three references.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. After the selection, the successful candidates will apply to be admitted to the College of Graduate Studies of the University of Idaho; detailed information about the application procedure for national and foreign students is available online.

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