Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Graduate research assistantship in forest biometrics and modeling

The Department of Forest Sciences at UAF is seeking highly motivated PhD or MS students who can work both independently and as part of a team to conduct research on the dynamics of Alaska’s coastal and boreal forests. The assistantships provide each incumbent a stipend commensurate with qualifications, a full tuition waver, plus health insurance. Summer internships are also available.

The students will be expected to work closely with the advisor to: 1) analyze forest inventory data; 2) calibrate forest growth and yield models; 3) compare the these models with existing models in terms of accuracy and plausibility; 4) construct computer simulation programs based on the developed models; and 5) write research papers and annual reports.

A BS or MS degree in forestry or closely related field. Knowledge of data collection and entry procedures, and computerized spreadsheets and databases. Ability to work with Minitab, R (or SAS), and Matlab. Good writing skills. In addition, the ideal candidates will have a strong statistics background, and will be able to do computer programming with C or Visual Basic.

For further information contact:

Dr. Jingjing Liang
Assistant Professor of Forest Management
Phone: 001-907-474-1831
E-mail: j.liang@uaf.edu

P.O.Box 757200
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

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