N Critical Loads Grad Opportunity – Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences (Pullman, WA)

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Graduate opportunity: N critical load assessment in the Pacific Northwest

A graduate opportunity is available to examine N critical loads in the Pacific Northwest.  This is a collaborative project with scientists from the National Park Service and the possibility exists for field work in Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier National Parks and the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park.  The successful applicants must be capable of field work for extended periods.  Successful applicants will join a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary group with the opportunity to focus on carbon and nitrogen dynamics, stable isotope analyses, Earth system modeling (http://bioearth.wsu.edu/), as well as the integration of biophysical sciences with policy (https://cereo.wsu.edu/c-nspire-certificate-program/#Overview).  The WSU Stable Isotope Core Facility is also a state-of-the-art research facility with seven mass spectrometers and supporting equipment.   For further information please contact Prof. R. Dave Evans (rdevans@wsu.edu) in the School of Biological Sciences.

More information on the School of Biological Sciences can be found at sbs.wsu.edu.  The graduate training program offers many opportunities for excellence.  Every SBS student is fully funded with generous stipends through teaching or research assistantships, accompanying tuition waivers, and health benefits. Plus, SBS endowments provide over $100,000 per year in student awards to facilitate research, training, and professional travel. PhDs receive up to $10,000 in guaranteed support for research-related travel and MS students receive up to $5,000 in guaranteed support. The campus houses outstanding facilities, including plant and animal growth chambers, managed field sites, a modern genomics core, stable isotope facility, and a campus-wide computer cluster.

Washington State University is a land grant, comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of about 30,000 students with state-of-the-art facilities in ecology.  The University is one of the largest residential universities in the West and is in close proximity to both the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Cascade Range.  The campus is only eight miles from the University of Idaho in Moscow, ID.  Both Pullman and Moscow are friendly, mid-sized towns on the rolling hills of the unique Palouse region.   The two towns and campuses provide an academically and culturally rich community. The area offers great parks, bike paths, restaurants, farmer’s markets and unbeatable opportunities for recreation in the adjacent mountains and rivers.

For more information regarding the Graduate School applications at WSU, see:  gradschool.wsu.edu

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Jenny Davis (sbs.gradstudies@wsu.edu)

The deadline for application of prospective students is January 10, 2018.