A Ph.D. graduate student assistantship is available starting in Summer or Fall 2022 with Dr. Lydia Ries O’Halloran in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University. Research will be conducted from the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science (https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/research/baruch/) in Georgetown, SC. The Ph.D. student will be part of a research group that focuses on ecosystem response to global change. For this project, the student will examine the role of nutrient availability and disturbance on herbaceous productivity, and biodiversity. They will have the opportunity to develop their own research questions regarding plant productivity, photosynthesis and biodiversity in our local coastal South Carolina herbaceous and pine dominated ecosystems. A competitive research assistantship (including stipend and tuition waiver) through Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences is available for up to three years. For more information visit https://lohallo.wixsite.com/my-site. To apply, send a CV and cover letter stating your previous experience, interest in this position, and future goals to Dr. Lydia Ries O’Halloran ([email protected]).
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in ecology, botany, forestry, biological sciences, or other closely related environmental science field with strong quantitative abilities (e.g., mathematics, statistics, or computer programming), self-motivation, and stamina for field work. Preferred Qualifications: M.S. degree in ecology, botany, forestry, biological sciences, or other closely related environmental science field. Programming experience in MATLAB, Python or R. Fieldwork experience in ecology, especially in grasslands or forest ecosystems.