From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Dan Tekiela [[log in to unmask]]
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] PhD position in invasive plant ecology, University of Wyoming

Project description:
The invasive plant ecology lab at the University of Wyoming is seeking a
PhD level student to head a plant community restoration project.
Restoration of the native plant community in areas once under energy
development and other major disturbances is a difficult task that is often
unsuccessful.  Therefore, this project aims to use novel reclamation
strategies to transition disturbed areas into a suitable environment for
native plant establishment.

You will have the opportunity to:
-       Design and develop research related to invasive plant
establishment during restoration/reclamation
-       Work directly with county, state, and federal agencies involved in
invasive plant management
-       Present results from this work to stakeholders throughout the
region and other professionals nationally
-       Publish peer-reviewed scientific literature

Start date is negotiable; however, work is anticipated to start summer

Qualifications sought:
        I am seeking a driven and curious student whom has interest in
working closely with state and county agencies to develop better
reclamation practices.  This student should also have interest in general
ecology, invasion ecology, reclamation and/or invasive plant management
and have previous research experience.  Projects will be field-based;
therefore, this student should have previous field experience and a desire
to work in potentially remote areas.  Significant travel across the state
will be required to complete this project so prospective students must be
willing to travel (i.e., valid driver's license).

Application instructions:
        Please submit in PDF form to Dr. Daniel Tekiela
([log in to unmask]) 1) a CV, 2) three professional references, 3) a two-
page cover letter describing how your past experience relates to this
project and how you would benefit this project, and 4) college transcripts
and GRE scores.  Please contact me with any further questions.

Additional information:
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected
veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University
policy. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see
The Diversity & Fairness page.

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the
completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the
application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least
three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

Laramie is a quaint college town with immense culture.  Laramie has
multiple local historic sites, museums, social venues, and burgeoning
downtown.  Most importantly, Laramie is also located within an hour of
numerous outdoor activities including hiking, backpacking, biking,
running, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fishing,
hunting, climbing, etc...