Aug 12 2015
MS-level Graduate Assistantship, Vegetation Management / Quantitative Silviculture
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management, College of Forestry, Oregon State University
Dr. Carlos A. Gonzalez-Benecke / (541) 737-4952
I am accepting applications for a Master’s student to participate in a project evaluating vegetation management effects on Douglas fir plantations in Oregon. The project aims to analyze results from a vegetation management study established in 2008. The student will be expected to produce compelling scientific articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
This graduate research assistantship will fully fund a Master of Science student in Sustainable Forest Management for two years. The assistantship includes an annual stipend plus tuition and fees, and involves collaboration with researchers at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. The successful student will have the opportunity to work with members of Vegetation Management Research Cooperative (VMRC). The VMRC consists of private companies, public land management agencies, and scientists from Oregon State University that are working together to conduct applied forest regeneration research (http://www.cof.orst.edu/coops/vmrc/).
The ideal candidate should be a highly motivated individual with strong interests in intensive silviculture management of planted forests, and strong quantitative skills. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to present the results of the thesis project at the VMRC annual meeting and at a scientific conference. Qualifications: B.S. degree in forest science or a related field and GRE scores >60th percentile.
Application deadline: September 15, 2015 (or until position filled)
Starting date: Winter 2016 (quarter starts on January 4, 2016).
Please send a letter of interest, a CV/resume that includes contact information for three references, and copies of transcripts and GRE scores (if available, unofficial is fine) to:
Dr. Carlos A. Gonzalez-Benecke
Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management / Oregon State University