An assistantship is available on a project that is examining the relationship between social perspectives on prescribed burning, and prescribed fire effects on ecosystems. This assistantship will involve analysis of pre and post fire data on fuels and vegetation characteristics and modeling of future vegetation development and fire behavior. The assistantship is available for the academic year and also includes financial support for the summer. Successful applicants should have a BS or MS in a relevant field of study, a strong interest in fire and vegetation ecology, climate change, and natural resources, and the ability to work with an interdisciplinary research team including resource managers, and strong writing and communication skills.
Application information is available here: http://www.geog.psu.edu/