Assistantships are available to support research in forested wetlands. Students will pursue a graduate degree in Watershed Science; both MS and PhD applicants will be considered.
Updated 6 April 2017: Ph.D.
Assistantship, Floodplain Hydrology
A Ph.D. assistantship is available in hydrology of fine-grained floodplains of the southern US. Objectives include quantifying linkages between channels and groundwater, especially shallow groundwater in the rooting zone for floodplain forests. This research is part of integrated research to understand consequences of altered hydrologic regimes on floodplain forests. Research techniques will include field measurements of hydrometric variables and isotopic tracers, as well as process-based modeling. The student will develop an independent research project while working within an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, geomorphologists, and hydrologists. Students with an interest in integrated eco-hydrological systems would be most successful.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a degree in hydrology, soils, engineering, geosciences, forestry, ecology, or closely related field. MS graduates preferred. Experience in field data collection and analysis with major software (e.g., Matlab, Hydrus, HEC) is required. Experience in wetlands or forests and with boats is desired. Successful applicants will be self-motivated but able to work well in teams.
Graduate Fellowships Available
The School of Renewable Natural Resources offers graduate fellowships Gilbert Foundation to outstanding students. The possibilities for research focus are broad.
In other words, if the assistantships available right now are not a perfect match for your interests but you are interested in the hydrological ecology and management of forested wetlands, you should still contact me.
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