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Ph.D. Assistantship Mississippi 9/16/2022 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship for the Ph.D. in Remote Sensing for Natural Resource Management is available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University. The assistantship will include a stipend, 100% tuition waiver, and reimbursement for the health insurance cost. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with NASA, USDA, and USGA projects through models with remote sensing observations from multiple platforms, including Landsat, VIIRS, ECOSTRESS and Planet. The expected start date is Spring 2023.

About the MSU Graduate Forestry Program:
Mississippi State University is ranked as one of the top research institutions in the United STates; MSU is among only 2.7% of universities in the U.S. that hold the Carnegie Foundation R1-Very High Research Activity designation.  The National Science Foundation has MSU ranked No. 12 nationally (top 5%) in Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation expenditures with more than $109 million spend annually.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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Required Education:

Ideal candidates would be with a M.S. or bachelor's degrees (with strong research background) in Geography, Environmental Science, natural resources, Remote Sensing, or other related disciplines.

Skills:

Candidates with research experience in remote sensing, machine learning, cloud computing and ecohydrological model, are highly desired.  Ideal candidates would be with a M.S. or bachelor's degrees (with strong research background) in Geography, Environmental Science, natural resources, Remote Sensing, or other related disciplines.

Familiarity with the Google Earth Engine programming environment and Matlab/R/Python for data analysis.

Salary:

Monthly stipend, tuition waiver, single coverage health insurance


Apply By:12/16/2022

Phone:6623257948

Email:yy285@msstate.edu


Posted By: Dr. Yun Yang

Ph.D. Assistantship Mississippi 8/17/2022 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University Department of Forestry

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded Ph.D. research assistantship. The successful candidate will be advised by Drs. Austin Himes and Joshua Granger in the Department of Forestry and conduct research on oak regeneration in upland hardwood forests of northern Mississippi.

The student will conduct 3-4 controlled and replicated experiments testing specific hypotheses related to oak regeneration and changes in forest composition and structure in upland oak forests. The experiments will also act as demonstrations for teaching and outreach. The student is expected to take on an ongoing study testing the interactions of fire and an invasive annual grass on oak seeding survival and growth compared to other tree species along a fire tolerance/shade tolerance gradient. The student will initiate a new study focused on the combined effects of leaf litter composition and seed predation on germination of oaks and competitor tree species. The student will also develop 1-2 additional studies based on their interests and help develop replicated demonstration scale silvicultural treatments for upland oak forest restoration and regeneration.

The successful candidate will be expected to work independently in the field to establish experiments, collect data and samples, process samples in the laboratory as needed, analyze data and communicate results through multiple peer-reviewed journal articles, presentations at national and international scientific conferences and reports to project partners.

Required Education:

Masters degree in forestry, natural resources,
environmental science or related field (exceptional students with B.S. may be
considered)

Skills:

Ability to meet all admission requirements of the Department of Forestry Graduate Program

Valid driver's license or ability to get one

Masters degree in forestry, natural resources,
environmental science or related field (exceptional students with B.S. may be
considered)

Demonstrated excellence in English (written and
oral) communication

Willingness to drive long distances for field
work with multiple consecutive overnight stays

Ability to walk long distances encumbered with
30+ pounds of gear and conduct field research in challenging conditions

Salary:

This is a 3-year position that includes an annual stipend of $21,000, tuition waiver
and insurance.


Apply By:11/17/2022

Phone:6623252949

Email:austin.himes@msstate.edu


Posted By: Austin Himes