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Opportunity for Graduate Study in Urban Forest Ecology

The Ohio University Environmental & Plant Biology Department is looking for a capable student to join the Forest Ecology research team at the master's or Ph.D. level beginning in January 2018.

The team's research broadly considers the structure and dynamics of forest communities in human-shaped ecosystems. The incoming student will participate in a study examining the role of street and roadside trees in shaping the urban microclimate and the long-term effects of trees on pavement condition. In addition to research commitments, the student will take courses and occasionally serve as teaching assistant in the Environmental & Plant Biology Department. The position is fully funded including tuition waivers.

Applicants should have a GPA of at least 3.4 and GRE scores above the 65th percentile. A strong work ethic, quantitative skills, and the ability work independently are essential. Applicants should be physically fit and capable of fieldwork in less-than-ideal conditions. Previous field experience is desirable. Field sites are scattered over a large area. Hence, a car and driver?s license are essential.

The Environmental & Plant Biology Department is a community of mutually supportive faculty and students at Ohio University. The university is situated in the small city of Athens, nestled in the forested hills of the Allegheny Plateau.