Ruth Yanai at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is recruiting students to start in Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. We have made progress quantifying uncertainty in estimates of forest biomass and stream loads and are also working on wet deposition and changes in soil storage. There are currently research opportunities associated with each of these areas.
In addition to the primary research with QUEST, there are opportunities for involvement in other projects associated with MELNHE (Multi-Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems) in the White Mountains. MELNHE sites are located at Bartlett Experimental Forest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, and Jeffers Brook (USFS). http://www.esf.edu/melnhe
Background in ecology, statistics, and programming would be valuable assets. Funding will consist of a combination of research and teaching assistantships. Please contact Heather Engelman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying. Preference will be given to students available to start with the 2012 summer field season in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.