structural heterogeneity. National Forests in the region have over 50,000 acres of western white pine plantations; some of which burned in
the 2015 wildfires. Currently, a partnership with the University of Idaho, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and Forest Service, Northern
Region are identifying the fate and fire resilience of these burned plantations. The student is expected to begin 7 January 2018.
The student will be based in Moscow, Idaho at the University of Idaho. The student will focus the research within the moist conifer forests of
northern Idaho; research options including applying past and new data (collect summer of 2018) to address a variety of research questions
associated with evaluating management options that could inform future restoration strategies.
This assistantship includes two years of competitive stipend, a waiver of out-of-state tuition for non-Idaho residents, a waiver of in-state tuition and fees, and health insurance. Assistantships require 20 hours per week of work related to research, outreach, and teaching. The student is expected to travel to conferences to present research results, present results to forest managers, and publish results in peer-reviewed journals. Frequent communication with Forest Service partners is required.
Required qualifications include a M.S. degree in Forestry, Forest Ecology, or a related discipline. Exceptional candidates with B.S. degrees in the same fields may be considered. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to work both independently and as a team member, and be comfortable traveling and working in the field. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license. The student must be able to pass a criminal background check and become qualified to drive University of Idaho vehicles. Additional qualifications include previous research experience and an interest in working with government agencies and forest landowners to improve forest management.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their interest in the position, their resume or curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional or academic references, unofficial transcripts, scores on the Graduate Record Exam, and examples of past research publications (if available) in a single pdf file to Dr. Andrew Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org).