graduate assistantship in insect ecology

Will Cook cwcook at duke.edu
Mon Nov 24 10:29:51 EST 2003

University of Alberta: One graduate assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.) in 
insect ecology/forest pest management is available beginning January or 
May 2004. The candidate will join a research team to investigate the 
attack mechanisms of the mountain pine beetle on lodgepole pines and to 
develop spatial models to predict the mortality rates of lodgepole 
pines attacked by the beetle at the stand level. We encourage students 
who is broadly trained in any of the areas of biology or 
mathematics/statistics to apply, but would be particularly interested 
in students who plan to combine theoretical modeling and field 
experiment in their research. The candidate will be co-supervised by 
Allan Carroll (Research Scientist in the Pacific Forestry Centre of 
Canadian Forest Service in Victoria, BC. Email: 
acarroll at pfc.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca) and Fangliang He (Associate Professor in 
the Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta. Email: 
fhe at ualberta.ca). Interested students should provide us with the 
following materials: (1) a cover letter stating you research interests 
and qualifications, (2) your CV, and (3) the names (emails or phone 
numbers) of two referees. These materials may be emailed or sent by 
postal mail to Fangliang He at Department of Renewable Resources, 
University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2H1.


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