M.S. graduate student position to study the influence of soil heterogeneity on plant diversity.
This NSF funded project examines the role of soil heterogeneity and aggregated seed arrival on plant community assembly in tallgrass prairies. In 2017, a large, field experiment was established to test how these factors influence plant diversity and potentially relate to species coexistence. Additionally, the experiment has direct implications for the restoration of grassland plant communities. The position is in the Houseman lab at Wichita State University (see link below) and the student will work at the WSU field station and will be . The student will be responsible for collecting plant and soil data from the experiment, supervising other technicians, analyzing data, and submitting at least one paper for publication. This position will start either August 2018 or January 2019 although a paid technician position is available in May 2018. Application details: Interested students should contact Dr. Greg Houseman by email for further information. Gregory R. Houseman Associate Professor Wichita State University greg.house...@wichita.edu www.wichita.edu/biology/ghouseman