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Hixon Fellowships - Applications due March 9, 2019

Up to seven grant awards ($7,000 max each) are awarded competitively to Yale F&ES students interested in conducting natural and social science research, education & outreach projects in cities.

In support of the project during the fall 2019 term, students must take a 3-credit project course to complete their research/project manuscript.  Projects must be completed by mid-December 2019. The award will be provided in 3 installments: 50% upon acceptance of the proposal; 25% upon enrollment in the project course in September; and the final 25% upon completion of the project course, and receipt of an abstract and of a minimum 10-page final report (which will be published on the Hixon website).  

Application Submission Guidelines: Proposals should include maximum 3-page narrative, budget and identify a faculty advisor, who should send a one paragraph letter of support indicating willingness to guide your research including the summer field season and the fall project course. The student’s narrative should describe the project, including methods, and any hypotheses to be tested in the case of research proposals.  Applications should make it clear how the project is mainly urban, especially in cases where study sites are not entirely within cities.  Budgets can include reasonable living costs, but should not contain salaries for the PI or assistants.

Please direct proposals to colleen.murphy-dunning@yale.edu by midnight March 9, 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by March 26, 2019.  Please contact Colleen Murphy-Dunning (203-432-6570) with any questions.

Green Infrastructure Research Internships - Accepting Applications Now

Two research internships investigating the effectiveness of green infrastructure are available immediately and would possibly extend through fall 2018. The project involves scientific study of how curbstrip bioswales reduce storm flows and contaminant loads. The study site is New Haven. Work includes collection of data in the field, chemical analysis of water samples, and synthesis of data. The ideal candidate will have prior experience in similar research, but training in field, lab, and data skills will be provided. Students will work full-time during the summer and up to 10 hours weekly during the spring and fall semester.

For further information contact Professor Gaboury Benoit at gabouryb@gmail.com.

Two University of Florida Ph.D. Positions

Position 1:  Landscaping plant choice and long-term invasion patterns (starting January 2019)

Overview:  The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student.  Position includes four years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.  The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development Group and the Center for Landscape Conservation and Ecology.

Duties:  Using a mixture of fieldwork, historical sales and landscaping data, and computational experiments, the student will determine how the frequency of use of landscaping plant species and the use of non-invasive cultivars of previously banned species affect long-term patterns of plant invasions. 

Qualifications:  A master’s degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research and biological invasions, and good writing skills.  Knowledge of computer simulations and/or spatial statistics is beneficial, but not required to apply.  

To apply:  Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and your qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) GRE scores; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis, etc.) on which you are the lead author to biannone@ufl.edu  Place “Hort Invasions” in the email subject line.  Applicant review will begin immediately.  Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, will be required for admittance.

Click here for information on the SFRC graduate program, application procedures, and deadlines. 

Position 2: Drivers of ecosystem services in residential landscapes (starting January 2019)

Overview:  The Residential Landscape Ecology (RLE) Lab of Dr. Basil Iannone in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida is looking for a creative and motivated Ph.D. student.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.  The student would also be affiliated with the Sustainable Human and Ecological Development (SHED) Group.

Duties:  The student will work with members of the UF Master Gardeners Volunteer Program to develop a sampling network throughout Florida and use data collected from this network to identify drivers of ecosystem services across varying spatial scales and socioeconomic conditions.  Position includes four-years of competitive stipend, tuition waiver, and benefits.

Qualifications:  A master’s degree in ecology or related field, interests in applied, interdisciplinary research, and good writing skills.  Experience working with citizen scientists and knowledge of GIS and/or spatial statistics is beneficial, but not required to apply.  

To apply:  Email: (1) Cover Letter stating your research/career goals, how you would benefit from this opportunity, and your qualifications; (2) C.V.; (3) unofficial transcripts; (4) GRE scores; (5) contact information for three professional references; and (6) a writing sample (e.g., publication, thesis, etc.) on which you are the lead author to biannone@ufl.edu.  Place “Ecosystem Services” in the email subject line.  Applicant review will begin immediately.  Official transcripts and GRE scores, and letters of recommendation, will be required for admittance.

Click here for information on the SFRC graduate program, application procedures, and deadlines.

Other Opportunities (non-Yale)