From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2011 4:42 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Graduate Research Assistant Position - University of
Graduate Research Assistant Position in Natural Resources Ecology now being
recruited at the University of Arizona, Tucson.
We have recently been awarded a National Science Foundation, Coupled Natural
and Human Systems project titled "Strengthening Resilience of Arid Region
Riparian Corridors: Ecohydrology and Decision-Making in the Sonora and San
Pedro Watersheds" [http://udallcenter.arizona.edu/wrpg/cnh/]. The project
will link ecohydrology and decision making (individual and institutional)
data and approaches to evaluate the resilience of arid riparian areas to
climate change and land-use practices.
We are looking for a MS or PhD candidate with background and interest in
working with ecological and climate data, particularly related to water and
land-use decision-making. The candidate will be synthesizing data relating
to ecosystem fluxes, hydrological flows, climate, and ecosystem services.
There will also be field work opportunities to help develop ecological
indicator data sets that link to decision making and to monitor ecosystem
responses to climate and land-use variability. This position requires a
background in environmental science, ecohydrology, plant science, ecosystem
ecology, environmental statistics, geography or related field. Preference
will be given to applicants with expertise in Geographical Information
Systems (GIS) and with explicit skills in data analysis and modeling.
For details on the assistantship or graduate admissions, contact Dr.
Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman <[log in to unmask]> with the School of
Natural Resources and the Environment (see,
http://www.snr.arizona.edu/academic/grad/gradprograms) and Biosphere 2 at
the University of Arizona.
Candidates selected to receive the assistantship will have a full tuition
waiver and receive a stipend and benefits according to the program, - the
student would start in Fall 2011. Pending satisfactory progress with
project-related research and with the student's course of study, funding is
available for four years.