M.S Assistantship

Moist Soil Management & Abiotic Processes in
Seed Production in Rare Plants

A M.S. assistantship beginning Jan 2018 in the School of Renewable Natural Resources at LSU is available to work at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, on the effects of moist-soil management and associated abiotic processes, including soil salinity and soil moisture, on germination and establishment of three rare species, Pecos Sunflower (federally endangered), Leoncita false-foxglove (species of concern), and Wright’s marsh thistle (species of concern). In addition, the student will evaluate seed production of common moist-soil plants. Ultimately, the information gained from the study will be used to help develop wetland management strategies to improve the abundance of the rare species.

The ideal candidate will have an B.S. in wildlife, forestry, ecology, or related field. An understanding of wetlands and plant ecology are highly desired. Ability to work in interdisciplinary research groups is a must, as is a strong-work ethic. Field conditions can be hot, thus tolerance for adverse conditions is needed.

To apply, please send a CV, GRE scores, copies of transcipts, and names and contact information for 3 references to Sammy King (http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/people/king/default.htm) at sking16@lsu.edu.

Candidates will be selected by 15 October 2017.

Position Description: PDF

revised: 23-Apr-2018