From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Sent: Monday, December 05, 2011 8:03 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Graduate Position in Forest Ecology, University of
Graduate Position in Temperate Forest Ecology
An opportunity exists at the University of Dayton (UD) for graduate-level
training in deciduous forest ecology. The student will be based at UD and
will work in the laboratory of Dr. Ryan McEwan. This search is focused on
applicants for a PhD-level project, applicants with an MS are encouraged to
apply and evidence of peer-reviewed publication will be beneficial to the
This project will focus on the Biodiversity-Ecosystem Function relationship
in temperate broadleaved forest (main focus is the Eastern Deciduous Forest,
but international travel is also possible). Some things I am looking for in
applicants include familiarity with: forest sampling (for vegetation and
CWD), the use of allometric equations to estimate biomass, dendrochronology,
using GIS for spatial analysis, and model building within R. The applicant
needs to be comfortable working with large, complex, datasets.
The student will be supported by a teaching assistantship through the
Department of Biology at UD. The assistantship is associated with a stipend
of ~$20,000/year; however, a portion of this comes in the form of a
University summer fellowship which is awarded through a competitive process.
The assistantship also comes with 100% tuition remission and health
insurance is relatively inexpensive through UD. Support is guaranteed for
the life of the project pending satisfactory performance.
UD is the largest private University in the state of Ohio, and is
consistently award winning for both academic programs and scholarship.
Enrollment is ~11,000 with approximately 3,000 graduate students.
Interested individuals are encouraged to view the following web sites:
Dr. McEwan's Lab Pages: http://academic.udayton.edu/RyanMcEwan
Department of Biology: http://biology.udayton.edu University of Dayton:
To being the application process, please send a CV, GPA, GRE scores and PDF
reprints to: [log in to unmask]
Ryan W. McEwan, PhD
Department of Biology
The University of Dayton
300 College Park, Dayton, OH 45469-2320
Office phone: 1.937.229.2558
Lab phone: 1.937.229.2567
Office Location: SC 223D
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