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
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775