Beca predoctoral con salamandras! ~

30 de septiembre de 2004

Beca predoctoral con salamandras!

Ph.D. Assistantship on Forestry and Salamanders
Seeking a doctoral student to participate in a large-scale collaborative project to identify the mechanisms controlling understory biodiversity, resilience, and nutrient processes in managed Appalachian forest ecosystems. We have installed a stand-level replicated experiment comparing seven silvicultural alternatives. The current work would focus on influence of understory characteristics on salamander abundance and condition, effects of additional small-scale disturbance on salamander populations, and the role of salamanders in leaf litter decomposition and nutrient cycling.
Responsibilities: Student must be willing to work in a team with students and faculty from departments of Biology, Forestry, and Wood Science and Forest Products as well as with employees of the US Forest Service and timber industry. Field work involves supervising a crew while sampling during rainy nights and requires extensive overnight travel at short notice in western Virginia and central West Virginia.
Requirements: Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a
c.v. (including undergraduate and M.S. grade point average and GRE scores, or these can be included separately). Successful applicants usually have an undergraduate GPA above 3.5 and GREs above 50th percentile. Promising candidates will need to submit an official application to the graduate school at Virginia Tech.
Anticipated Starting Date: Summer or Fall 2005
Contact information: Dr. Carola A. Haas, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences, Mail Code 0321, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060,, 1-540-231-9269. Please put "Forestry and Salamanders grad position" in subject line of emails.
Carola A. Haas
Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
MC 0321
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-9269 direct phone
540-231-7580 fax

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