Masters Graduate Assistantship at WVU in Remote Sensing, GIS and forest ecosystem ecology
Graduate research assistant opportunity in remote sensing, forest ecosystem ecology, and GIScience. I am looking for a motivated, enthusiastic masters student to develop a thesis related to the broad goals of a NASA-funded research project entitled “Characterization of forest functional types and their role in mediating ecosystem response to environmental change”. Student should have: 1) an undergraduate degree in geography, ecology, biology or related field, 2) willingness to conduct rigorous field research in forests of the Adirondack and Central Appalachian mountains, and 3) demonstrated interest/experience in remote sensing (hyperspectral, multi-spectral, or hypertemporal), field-based ecosystem ecology, and/or raster-based GIS modeling.
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Compensation includes: complete tuition waivers ($ 16,270/yr), one academic year of graduate teaching assistantship ($13,350/9 mo.), one academic year of graduate research assistantship ($13,350/9 mo.), as
well as a summer research stipend. The Department of Geology and
Geography at WVU (www.geo.wvu.edu) has newly-renovated, state-of the art facilities for research in remote sensing, GIScience, and forest ecology. Graduate students in the department enjoy being in a vibrant college town with outstanding access to outdoor recreation opportunities.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, transcripts (unofficial OK), statement of interest, and the contact information of three references to:
Dr. Brenden McNeil
Geology and Geography
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506
Deadline for applications: Jan. 1, 2009