Utah State University accepting graduate applications

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Graduate student position in the Wetland Ecology and Restoration Lab at Utah State University

The Wetland Ecology and Restoration Lab in the Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University has openings for an M.S. or Ph.D. student starting summer or fall 2023. The student will be under the guidance of Dr. Karin Kettenring (www.karinkettenring.com), whose research focuses on wetland plant ecology, restoration genetics, seed-based wetland restoration, and invasive species ecology and management.

This position is part of an EPA grant that is funding a wetland restoration demonstration project on Great Salt Lake. Restoration experiments at this demonstration site will focus on native plant recovery in wetlands including seed-based approaches, cost-benefit analyses, and restoration decision-making tool development. In addition, a critical component of the project will be engagement with wetland stakeholders and communication of study results to restoration practitioners.

This position provides a research assistantship, tuition and fees, health insurance, and research expenses. Potential students with interests in wetland restoration, plant and seed ecology, plant functional traits, native plant revegetation, invasion resistance, restoration genetics, plant propagation, cost-benefit analyses, stakeholder engagement, and science communication should apply.

Interested candidates can apply at https://forms.gle/ZxEEgqLfuKox8bEUA with their transcripts (unofficial okay), a statement of research interests, and Academic CV.

Review of applicants will begin February 10, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

The Wetland Ecology and Restoration Lab is in the Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University in Logan, UT. Logan is in Cache Valley, a community of 133,000 people situated 85 miles north of Salt Lake City. Logan has a low cost of living and is in a semi-rural mountain basin with nearby ski resorts, wetlands, lakes, rivers, and an extensive trail system with unparalleled recreational opportunities.


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