Program: Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems
Entity: Environmental Science and Forestry
Location: New Hampshire, US
“Dr. Ruth Yanai is seeking new graduate students (MS or PhD) to participate in a large collaborative project investigating forest ecology and nutrient cycling. The Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems (MELNHE) project has field sites located at Hubbard Brook, Jeffers Brook, and Bartlett Experimental Forests in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.”
-Previous students in the MELNHE project have studied tree diameter growth, leaf production by species, foliar nutrient resorption, soil respiration, soil nutrient availability, soil enzymes, litter decomposition, beech bark disease, mycorrhizae, and snail and arthropod communities.
-We are in the early stages of a series of linked projects studying carbon and nutrient dynamics and microbial communities involved in decomposition of leaves, wood, fine roots, and fungal hyphal necromass; candidates with experience in molecular ecology and bioinformatics would be especially qualified to work on that project.
-Applicants should be self-motivated.
-Excited to work as part of a multi-investigator project.
-Have laboratory and field experience.
-Be comfortable living and working in a group setting.
How to apply:
-Prospective students should begin that conversation by requesting the password for MELNHE project materials from Mary Hagemann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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