Grassland ecology jobs at Oklahoma St.

Ph.D. student to study the role of soil microbial communities in=20
restoration of grassland ecosystem functions

Oklahoma State University=92s  Department of Natural Resource Ecology and=
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Management has openings for 2 Ph.D. students to study restoration ecology=
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plant community ecology, and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the Wilson=20=

and Hickman research programs. These positions will provide graduate=20
training and experiences through participation in a Department of Defense=
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funded collaborative research project involving laboratories at Oklahoma=20=

and Indiana, with field sites in Illinois, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Our majo=
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research objective is to evaluate the best way to restore native=20
ecosystems following non-native species invasion of grassland ecosystems=20=

by improving our understanding of soil ecosystems.  The ultimate goal is=20=

to improve our understanding of the ecological causes and consequences of=
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invasion by non-native invasive plant species.=20=20

Research collaborators:=20=20
Gail Wilson, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma USA
Karen Hickman, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Oklahoma USA
Jim Bever, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA
Peggy Schultz, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana USA

Find information about the Graduate Programs at Oklahoma State University=
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at: http://gradcollege.okstate.edu/

Wilson PhD student research will focus on mycorrhizal and soil ecology,=20=

Hickman PhD research student will focus on plant community and restoratio=
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ecology,
This research will be conducted as a team approach with all collaborators=
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from both universities.

Qualifications:
=95=09Interest in restoration ecology and plant community or mycorrhizal=20=

ecology
=95=09Master=92s degree in a related field of study
=95=09Strong writing skills
=95=09English fluency=20

Application Deadline:=20

Selection of students to fill these positions will begin immediately and=20=

continue until successful candidates have been identified.

For Mycorrhizal Ecology position:=20=20
Send CV and letter of interest to Gail Wilson before June 15, 2013
E-mail: gail.wilson@okstate.edu
Tel: 405-744-5539

For Plant Community Ecology position:
Send CV and letter of interest to Karen Hickman before June 15, 2013
E-mail: karen.hickman@okstate.edu
Tel: 405-744-9579

008C Ag Hall
Natural Resource Ecology & Management
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK  74078   USA