Graduate Research Assistantships in Wetland Revegetation, Restoration Genetics, or Seed Ecology
The Kettenring Wetland Ecology Lab at Utah State University has openings for 1-2 MS graduate students, starting fall 2017 or spring 2018. Projects could focus on techniques for reestablishing native plants in wetland restorations; the importance of genetic diversity in revegetation success; seed sourcing for restoration; climate change and seed ecology; and/or the role of plants in supporting ecosystem functions and services. All projects will focus on Great Salt Lake wetlands and will be under the guidance of Dr. Karin Kettenring (http://karinkettenring.weebly.com/), whose research focuses on plant ecology and genetics, wetland restoration, and ecosystem management. Students with a background and interest in seed ecology, plant propagation, climate change and wetlands, and/or wetland restoration are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should email Dr. Kettenring (firstname.lastname@example.org) with their transcripts (unofficial okay), GRE scores, a statement of research interests, and a resume or CV. Review of applicants will begin July 14, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Utah State University is located in picturesque Logan, UT, a community of 100,000 people situated 85 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan has a low cost of living and is located in a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and mountains providing unparalleled recreational opportunities.