Ruth Yanai at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) is recruiting students to start in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014. 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
A background in ecology, statistics, and programming would be valuable assets. Funding will include tuition waiver, stipend, and health insurance, and consist of a combination of research and teaching assistantships. Please contact Heather Engelman at email@example.com if you are interested in applying. Preference will be given to students available to start with the 2013 summer field season in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.