Forest Ecological Genetics

Forest Ecological Genetics

Position: Forest Ecological Genetics
Entity: Penn State University
Location: United States
Start date: January 2024

“The Leites Lab at Penn State is looking for a PhD student interested in forest ecological genetics and ready to start the program in January 2024. The student will join a multi-institutional team studying ecological genetics of forest tree species, modeling population responses to climate in tree species native to the eastern US, and delineating climate-smart seed sourcing strategies for resilient forests. The student will have the opportunity to work in collaboration with our national and international colleagues, and with federal and state agencies.”

-Have completed a MS in forest resources/forest ecology or related subjects.
-Have strong quantitative skills.
-Be highly motivated.
-Committed to an inclusive and supportive environment.

How to Apply:
-Interested applicants should contact Dr. Laura Leites (, provide a one-page cover letter stating interest and describing quantitative skills.
-Include CV with publications and three professional references.

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