Ph.D. positions in urban ecology

POSITION #1

Ph.D. Position:  Landscaping plant choice and long-term invasion patterns (starting January 2019)

Overview:  The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.  The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development Group and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology.

Duties:  Using a mixture of fieldwork, historical sales and landscaping data, and computational experiments, the student will determine how the frequency of use of landscaping plant species and the use of non-invasive cultivars of previously banned species affect long-term patterns of plant invasions.

Qualifications:  A master’s degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research and biological invasions, and good writing skills.  Knowledge of computer simulations and/or spatial statistics is beneficial, but not required to apply.

To apply:  Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and your qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) GRE scores; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis, etc.) on which you are the lead author to biannone@ufl.edu.  Place “Hort Invasions” in the email subject line.  Applicant review will begin immediately.  Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, will be required for admittance.

Click here for information on the SFRC graduate program, application procedures, and deadlines.

POSITION #2

Ph.D. Position:  Drivers of ecosystem services in residential landscapes (starting January 2019)

Overview:  The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.  The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development (SHED) Group.

Duties:  The student will work with members of the UF Master Gardeners Volunteer Program to develop a sampling network throughout Florida and use data collected from this network to identify drivers of ecosystem services across varying spatial scales and socioeconomic conditions.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.

Qualifications:  A master’s degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research, and good writing skills.  Experience working with citizen scientists and knowledge of GIS and/or spatial statistics is beneficial, but not required to apply.

To apply:  Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and your qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) GRE scores; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis, etc.) on which you are the lead author to biannone@ufl.edu.  Place “Ecosystem Services” in the email subject line.  Applicant review will begin immediately.  Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, will be required for admittance.

Click here for information on the SFRC graduate program, application procedures, and deadlines.

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