Grad Research Assistantship in Rare Plants

Lucile McCook bymccook at
Tue Sep 21 08:52:02 EST 1999

Graduate Research Assistantship in Rare Plants

	A Research Assistantship (RA) is available for a field-oriented student
wishing to pursue an MS in plant science.  The project will involve an
analysis of habitats in northern Mississippi that currently are, or
historically were, sites for threatened, endangered and sensitive (TES)
plant species.  Besides plant taxonomy and ecology, the RA will gain
experience in GIS databases, which will be used to investigate the value of
remote sensing data as a predictive tool for locating TES plant habitat.  A
field guide to TES plant species of the region will be prepared. 
	The Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi is located in
Oxford, MS, in the north-central portion of the state, approximately one
hours' drive from Memphis, TN.  Currently, there are two plant systematists
and three plant ecologists on the teaching faculty.  The Pullen Herbarium
contains over 61,000 vascular plant specimens, mostly from Mississippi and
the southeastern US.  Applicants must have an undergraduate degree
(preferably in biology or botany), must be accepted into the Graduate
School, and should have some previous experience in plant taxonomy and/or
ecology.  Position available January 2000.  
	For more information on this position and our program, write to:
Dr. Lucile McCook			e-mail: bymccook at
Department of Biology
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677

Dr. Lucile M. McCook
Department of Biology
University of Mississippi
University, MS  38677
bymccook at
fax  662-915-5144

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