[ES_JOBS_NET] Graduate assistantship in Geospatial Science

lu liang lianglu86 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 13:39:27 MST 2016

The School of Forestry & Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at
Monticello is seeking applicants for a M.S. Assistantship available
beginning August 16, 2016. The assistantship is half time and carries an
annual stipend of $15,000 plus tuition.

*Project*: The graduate student will join the Geospatial Laboratory at the
School of Forestry & Natural Resources and can select a research topic from
one of two projects: 1) Long term monitoring and spatial‐temporal
simulation of forest insect disturbance dynamics, and assessment of the
associated carbon emission changes; or 2) Monitoring landscape dynamics and
conditions of natural resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley.
Students who are interested in these areas are welcome to apply. Qualified
backgrounds include geoscience, natural resources, environmental sciences,
forestry or related fields. Experience in programming, geospatial data
analysis, and remote sensing data processing is preferred. Experience in
computer languages/environments such as R or Matlab is a plus.

*Requirements*: Applicants must have a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA or 3.0
GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate courses and satisfactory
GRE scores. A B.S. degree in a natural resources‐related field is also
required. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license or obtain the
same within 60 days of starting employment. Overnight travel is required as
well as the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Location and Facilities: The School of Forestry & Natural Resources is
located in Monticello, Arkansas in the southeastern portion of the state.
The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is also headquartered here, and is
administered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
The Arkansas Forest Resources Center is the research and extension arm for
forest‐based programs within the State. Additionally, the USFS Arkansas
Forestry Sciences Lab is located at the School. The School and Center
maintain several state‐of‐the‐art laboratories (hydrology, soil,
quantitative analysis, silviculture, wildlife ecology & management)
available for graduate research and education.

*Application & Additional Information*: Graduate program and application
information can be found at http://www.uamont.edu/sfnr. Applicants must be
admitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello and apply to the
School of Forestry & Natural Resources before they can be considered for an
assistantship. Applicants must submit all GRE scores, official transcripts,
a statement of interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please
indicate the position number above on all application materials and
inquires. For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Lu Liang
UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources
Arkansas Forest Resources Center
University of Arkansas at Monticello
100 University Court, Box 3468
Monticello, AR 71656‐3468
*liang at uamont.edu <liang at uamont.edu>*
The position is available until a qualified applicant is selected.
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