M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship

Eddie Bevilacqua ebevilacqua at esf.edu
Wed Mar 29 12:20:23 EST 2000

Competitive interactions between trees and their relationship to growth

LOCATION: State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and
Forestry, Syracuse, NY

DESCRIPTION OF RESEARCH: Allometric relationships within plants will vary in
response to shifting levels of resource availability, and resource availability
is influenced by the degree of competitive interference immediately surrounding
a plant. This proposed research would investigate how local levels of
competitive interference influences the growth allocation of three coniferous
tree species with contrasting crown architecture. Specific allometric
relationships that will be studied include crown to stem ratios and the vertical
distribution of growth along the main bole. Results from this research will
further our understanding of how forest management practices, particularly
partial cutting treatments, influences the growth dynamics and competition
process within forest stands, and also provide managers with quantitative tools
to predict the future value of crop trees for timber production and other
related products

QUALIFICATIONS: B.S. degree in forestry, natural resource management, plant
biology or statistics. Field experience in tree measurements would be an asset,
but not essential.


AMOUNT: $12,000 per year plus tuition waiver, for a maximum of three years

Submit a cover letter describing how your qualifications and interests will
contribute to the project and a complete resume to:

Eddie Bevilacqua, Ph.D.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
One Forestry Drive, 320 Bray Hall
Syracuse, NY 13210

Inquiries about the position can be directed to Dr. Bevilacqua (Email:
ebevilacqua at esf.edu ; Phone: 315-470-6697)

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