Graduate Research Assistantship

R. Dave Evans devans at
Fri Oct 22 16:53:23 EST 1999


A graduate research assistantship is available for students interested
pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology.  The successful applicant will work on a
multi-investigator project that examines the effects of invasion by
cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) on nitrogen dynamics in arid regions of the
western United States.  The primary study site is in Canyonlands
Park, but opportunities exist for research in other desert ecosystems. 
student will work in the lab of R.D. Evans at the University of
The RA will cover the student stipend and tuition, plus all travel and
research expenses. Exceptional students may also qualify for an
research stipend from the University.  The University of Arkansas has a
young group of active ecologists offering a variety of courses in
and evolutionary biology.  Excellent opportunities exist at the Center
Advanced Spatial Technologies for students interested in GIS and remote
sensing, and at the Stable Isotope Science Center of the Ozarks for
students interested in stable isotope applications in ecology.

Requirements:  The student must be accepted into the graduate program in
Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas.  The starting date is
spring semester of 2000, although this can be delayed for exceptional

For more information, contact Dr. R. Dave Evans, Department of
Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR  72701.  Phone:
501-575-7093.  Email: devans at  Additional information will
also be given at the web site:

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