[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Position in Forest Hydrology and Soils

Courtney Siegert courtneymichelle927 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 15:12:52 MDT 2018

I am seeking a highly motivated PhD student to join the Forest Hydrology
and Soils Lab in the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State
University (Starkville, MS). The student will work on a 3-year funded
project to quantify the role of tree mortality and wood decomposition on
carbon mineralization in forest ecosystems as a function of climate AND
biological activity, with specific attention given to the importance of
tri-trophic interactions between southern pine beetle, bluestain fungi, and
subterranean termites. This project includes both field work (with the
possibility of international travel) and laboratory work in the Forest
Hydrology and Soils Lab on campus. The prospective student should possess
enthusiasm for field work, strong analytical and communication skills, and
attention to detail. The anticipated start date is January 2019. Financial
support is available for three years, including a stipend, tuition waiver,
and health insurance.

If interested, please contact Dr. Courtney Siegert at
courtney.siegert at msstate.edu <csiegert at cfr.msstate.edu> and provide (1) a
cover letter discussing interest in the research and applicable background
experience; (2) a CV; and (3) unofficial transcripts and/or GREs. Review of
applications will begin September 20, 2018.

Further information about the Forest Hydrology and Soils Lab can be found at
 http://www.siegert-hydrolab.com/join-our-lab. Details on the full
application process can be found at

Project Collaborators:

Dr. John Riggins, Mississippi State University, Dr. Natalie Clay (Louisiana
Tech University), Dr. Juliet Tang (US Forest Service), Dr. Richard
Hofstetter (Northern Arizona University), and Dr. Oscar Leverón
(Universidad Nacional de Ciencias Forestales).

*Courtney M. Siegert*

Assistant Professor of Forest Hydrology

347 Thompson Hall

Department of Forestry

College of Forest Resources

Mississippi State University

(662) 325-7481

Orcid ID 0000-0001-9804-3858 <https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9804-3858>

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