Thursday, 30 December 2010

Graduate Research Studies in Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University

Overview: The Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems research group within the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources ( is anticipating funding for 1-2 graduate assistantships (M.S. and Ph.D.) for either fall semester 2011 or spring semester 2012. Specific areas of study include woody biomass allometrics and production, plant invasive species ecology, restoration ecology of oak and chestnut with fire and silvicultural practices, and the ecology of vertebrate taxa in response to forest disturbance.Inquiries on admission for either semester should be directed to Drs. John B. Dunning ( or Michael Saunders (

The Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems is an interdisciplinary research team focused on forest ecology and management, and is identified at one of three Areas of Excellence within the department. This research focus includes long-term field, laboratory and social science studies on Midwestern forests and woodlands. Other members of this research groupinclude:Drs. Dan Cassens (, Eva Haviarova (, Douglass Jacobs (, Michael Jenkins(, Richard Meilan (, Charles Michler (, Robert Swihart (, Rod Williams (, and Patrick Zollner ( Assistantships are awarded at $17,260 (M.S.) and $19,810 (Ph.D.). Purdue University also provides a tuition waiver and health care benefits. Applications for fall semester 2011 and spring semester 2012 must be received by January 15 and September 15 2011, respectively. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, cumulative GPA, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (international students only), and letters from three references. Complete instructions can be found at Applications should reference the Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems in order to be considered.

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