[ES_JOBS_NET] MS Applicants in Spatial Ecology and Conservation

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Sep 22 16:17:36 MDT 2015

Dear All,

The *Spatial Ecology and Conservation (SPEC) Lab* (http://speclab.ua.edu)
in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama is seeking MS
students to conduct research on the topic areas listed below under the
supervision of Dr. Broadbent and Dr. Almeyda Zambrano. We seek US and
international applicants with a background in some or many of the
following: geography, remote sensing, GIS, forestry, ecology, environmental
science, or a related field, who have research experience in field and lab
settings, and preferably have experience working in Latin America for
research located there.

1) Developing and applying methodology to integrate unmanned aerial
vehicles (UAVs) to (a) map secondary forest age and dynamics in the Osa
Peninsula of Costa Rica and to (b) further forest management in USFS
managed forests in Alabama.

2) Using field analysis, spatial models, and questionnaires to link land
use and change with water quality in the Osa Peninsula and Golfito region
of Costa Rica.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their undergraduate record, GRE
scores, recommendation letters, and prior experiences. Funding during the
academic year is available as a Graduate Teaching Assistant through the
Department of Geography. Funding for summer field work expenses will be
acquired through internal and external funding sources in close
collaboration with Dr. Broadbent and Dr. Almeyda Zambrano.

Available positions come with a full tuition waiver, a good stipend, and
health insurance. You are welcome to contact graduate students in the SPEC
Lab to discuss details and living experiences in the area. Please see our
website at *http://speclab.ua.edu <http://speclab.ua.edu>* for contact

Additional funding for conference presentations is also available
competitively through the University of Alabama. Fellowships through the
University of Alabama Graduate School are available for exceptional

Interested students should contact Eben Broadbent (eben at ua.edu) or Angelica
Almeyda Zambrano (angelica at ua.edu) and should provide a statement of
interest, an unofficial transcript, and GRE (and if applicable TOEFL) test

Additional information is available from the following links:

Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab: http://speclab.ua.edu

Department of Geography: http://geography.ua.edu

Graduate School: http://graduate.ua.edu

University of Alabama: http://www.ua.edu

Thank you for your time and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,



*Eben N. Broadbent*, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab | speclab.ua.edu

Department of Geography | University of Alabama

204 Farrah Hall | Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

eben at ua.edu | Cell: 650-204-1051

costarica.ua.edu | peru.ua.edu

Affiliated Researcher | Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305

inogo.stanford.edu | inogo.info
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