MS/PhD Assistantships – Plant Community Ecology – University of Florida

The Baiser lab of community ecology in the Department of Wildlife Ecology
and Conservation at the University of Florida is now accepting applications
for MS and PhD Graduate Assistantship positions. Our research focuses on how
ecological communities assemble, change, and collapse. The effect of
invasive species on ecological communities is a common theme throughout our

The perspective student will work on a project detailing the effects of the
Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) on Everglades plant
communities.  The project is funded by the National Park Service and is a
collaboration with fire ecologist Dr. Raelene Crandall
( in the School of Forest Resources and
Conservation at the University of Florida.

The assistantship includes full tuition coverage, Gator Grad Care health
insurance, and a yearly stipend for up to four years. The position will be
located at the UF campus in Gainesville, FL.  Expected start date is August
14 2018, the start of Fall term. 
Qualified applicants will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and will
ideally have strong plant identification skills. Applicants will also have
an undergraduate research background and/or an MS in ecology, botany,
biology, or a closely related field. 

Further information on the Baiser lab can be found at:

***The application deadline is April 6, 2018***

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Prospective students should send the following information with the subject
line “Everglades Position” to
- One page cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and
- CV 
- GRE scores
- Transcripts (unofficial) from undergraduate and graduate education
- Contact information for three academic references

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