Applying for graduate school? Looking for a graduate program opportunity in sustainable food systems? See below. - Julie *************** An assistantship for Fall 2015 is available in the Dept. of Horticulture at Virginia Tech in the field of Sustainable Food Systems. M.S. or Ph.D. applicants will be considered. Funding could include a teaching assistantship or fellowship depending on the applicant and degree sought. I am looking for students who can pursue one of the following areas of inquiry: 1) resiliency of agricultural systems through time related to management, biodiversity, and climate change adaptation; 2) ecosystem service trade-offs in agriculture with an emphasis on entomology (biological control and pollination). Strong quantitative inclination preferred. PhD students would be eligible to participate in Virginia Tech's interdisciplinary global change program http://globalchangephd.com/about-igc/ . Please contact Megan O'Rourke at with your cv and include in the body of your email your preference for MS or PhD, GRE and GPA scores, a description of your research experience as it relates to the ideas above, and brief explanation about your interest in graduate school. A full application for graduate school would be due Jan. 15, 2015 http://graduateschool.vt.edu/admissions/applying .