Ohio State MS Student recruitment – Ecosystem Restoration

FW by Andy Wilson
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OPEN INVITATION TO APPLY FOR MS POSITIONS IN ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION

The School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR) at The Ohio State University currently offers MS and PhD programs with a specialization in Ecological Restoration. Our faculty have expertise in terrestrial vegetation ecology, soil remediation and rehabilitation, forestry, wildland fire management, wetland science and the environmental social sciences. Fully funded positions are advertised when available but SENR applicants are also able to apply for Graduate Teaching Associate positions and Fellowships.
Such awards provide a stipend, generous health benefits and cover tuition and fee costs (http://senr.osu.edu/funding_assistant_fellow).

The following faculty welcome enquiries from students interested in Ecosystem Restoration: Nick Basta, G. Matt Davies, Charles Goebel, Brian Slater:
1. Holistic rehabilitation and restoration of contaminated, brownfield and urban sites (Basta) 2. Controls on reproductive effort in woodland pawpaw stands (Davies) 3. The ecological structure, function and restoration of agricultural field margins (Davies) 4. The use of fire as a management and restoration tool (Davies, Goebel) 5. Function and restoration of wooded riparian areas in agricultural landscapes (Goebel) 6. Hydrology and ecology of headwater streams and riparian areas in forested landscapes (Goebel) 7. Soil resilience in agricultural systems (Slater)

We particularly welcome applications from U.S. citizen candidates who will bring diversity to our graduate community. Graduate Enrichment Fellowships are available to support such students. Candidates should meet the following criteria:
* GPA – minimum 3.1 on a 4.0 scale
* GRE – 40% or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative and a score of 3 or greater on the Analytical

For the University Fellowships you should meet the following criteria (successful applicants are likely to have higher metrics and some research or professional experience): * GPA – minimum 3.6 on a 4.0 scale
* GRE – 75% or higher on the Verbal and Quantitative and a score of 4 or greater on the Analytical

Application process
Potential applicants should first consult the School’s directory and contact the faculty member relevant to their interests:
http://senr.osu.edu/our-people/faculty. When enquiring please include a brief (1-2 page) C.V. and state your GPA and GRE (if available) scores.
Please indicate which fellowship scheme you are interested in being considered for.

Deadline for application: January 7th 2017 (earlier preferred)

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