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Graduate Assistantships in Ecology and Utah State University

Rae Ann F. Hart rangesci at cc.usu.edu
Fri Jul 31 14:21:43 EST 1998



Three graduate research assistantships in the
 Utah State University Ecology Center


 Graduate Research Assistantship
 Ecophysiology/Ecosystem Ecology in Tierra del Fuego
 Utah State University Ecology Center

Beginning as early as fall 1998 a graduate research assistantship will
be available to pursue MS or PhD degrees in the Ecology Center program.
This NSF-sponsored assistantship is part of a project examining
ecosystem-level responses to solar ultraviolet radiation manipulations
in southernmost Argentina (Tierra del Fuego).  The project involves
experiments testing effects on vegetation growth and morphology, plant
pigments, epidermal characteristics, herbivory, litter decomposition,
Sphagnum growth and microbial and microfauna community structure, and
other responses.  However, the student (especially at the Ph.D. level)
would be encouraged to design her/his own research questions.  All of
the field work will be at a field site in Tierra del Fuego.  Send a
C.V., a statement of research interests, copies of transcripts
(photocopies are acceptable) and names, addresses, telephone numbers,
and e-mail addresses of three references to: Martyn Caldwell, Ecology
Center, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5205.  AA/EOE.


 Graduate Research Assistantships
 Ecophysiology/Ecosystem Ecology in the Great Basin
 Utah State University Ecology Center

Beginning as early as fall 1998 two grad research assistantships will be

available to pursue MS or PhD degrees in the Ecology Center program.
These NSF-sponsored assistantships are part of a large interdisciplinary

project examining temporal changes in resource availability in
sagebrush-bunchgrass, juniper, and annual grass dominated communities in

the Great Basin.  The project involves the role of "hydraulic lift",
root depth distributions, and soil depth in community-level gas
exchange, water relations, stem flux, foliage area index, and nitrogen
acquisition.  However, the student (especially at the Ph.D. level) would

be encouraged to design her/his own research questions. Most of the
field work will be at a field site in central Utah.  Natural abundance
of stable isotopes will also be involved.  (Other aspects of the project

involve soil microbiology, soil physics, remote sensing and eddy
covariance determinations of community gas exchange.)  Send a C.V., a
statement of research interests, copies of transcripts (photocopies are
acceptable) and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of three references to: Martyn Caldwell, Ecology Center, Utah
State University, Logan, UT 84322-5205.  AA/EOE.





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