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PhD in Agroecology/Plant Ecology with The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA

Type of position PhD- graduate research assistantship
Employer The Pennsylvania State University
Location University Park, PA
Salary ~$30,000
Benefits full benefits included
Closing date of competition when filled
Date position available Summer-Fall 2024
Description of duties

Cover crop mixture composition and its effects on ecosystem services.  

We are seeking PhD applicants interested in agroecology and sustainable agriculture to begin a PhD program in PSU’s prestigious Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. The student will be investigating how the composition of cover crop mixtures influences their provisioning of ecosystem services. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Carolyn Lowry (Plant Science) and Dr. Jason Kaye (Ecosystem Science and Management) and will have the opportunity to be exposed to diverse training experiences including research methods in molecular and plant ecology, as well as soil biogeochemistry. Students will be a part of a large network of diverse researchers involved in PSU’s long-term cover crop cocktails project.

Qualifications sought

Applicants must be highly motivated, and have: 1) bachelor’s (but masters preferred) degree with strong academic record in agronomy, soil science, ecology, plant sciences or a related field; 2) strong written and oral communication skills; and 3) previous field/ greenhouse/lab research experience.

Contact for additional information Dr. Carolyn Lowry: [email protected].
Application procedure  
Submit what First, applicants should send a cover letter stating research interests and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae including references
Submit to Send applications to Dr. Carolyn Lowry: [email protected].