Grad student position, soil ecology, NREL

Andy Parsons andy at
Wed Jun 17 13:31:19 EST 1998


The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL) has a position available
for someone wishing to pursue a Ph.D. The successful applicant will be
working in the Soil Nematode Ecology Laboratory
( with Diana H. Wall as advisor.

The research component of the Ph.D. will be working on an NSF funded
project investigating the relationship between soil biodiversity and
ecosystem functioning in grassland. The field work for the project will
be carried out at the Konza Prairie LTER site in Kansas. The focus of
this position is an interdisciplinary team approach to the role of mite
and collembola species in ecosystem functioning and will involve
identifying soil mites and collembola to the genus or species level. The
student will work closely with an external advisor and consultant on the
NSF grant, Dr. Val Behan-Pelletier, a mite taxonomist and ecologist
( Training in the
identification of mites and collembola will be provided if needed.

Requirements. The student must be acceptable for the Graduate School for
a Ph.D. program through the College of Natural Resources. The graduate
assistantship will pay tuition and a stipend for one year with possible
renewal for three additional years. Further details on the Graduate
School at CSU can be found here:

Closing date for applications: July 10th 1998. Starting date: August

To apply. Send letter of application, resume, copies of academic
transcripts and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references
to Dr. Andrew Parsons, NREL, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

Andy Parsons,
NREL, Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1499
+1 970 491 1098 | Fax +1 970 491 1965

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