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MS Assistantship at the University of Vermont Examining Forest Dynamics and Restoration of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems on the Green Mountain National Forest 

MS Assistantship at the University of Vermont Examining Forest Dynamics and Restoration of Fire-Dependent Ecosystems on the Green Mountain National Forest 

Project: The University of Vermont, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources is seeking a master’s-level graduate student to participate in a research project focused on the ecological characteristics, dynamics, and restoration of fire-dependent ecosystems on the Green Mountain National Forest. The student will join a team of collaborators from the University of Vermont, U.S. Forest Service Forest Health Protection program, and Green Mountain National Forest in quantifying the historical and contemporary distribution and dynamics of fire-dependent ecosystems on the Green Mountain National Forest. This includes informing best adaptation practices to ensure maintenance of these threatened forest communities into the future. The position is available for Summer 2024 and includes two guaranteed years of funding (stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance). 

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, natural resources, environmental sciences or a closely related field.  Applicants should be able to work independently, but also cooperatively with project partners and other researchers in the lab and on the larger project. Applicants should also have a strong work ethic, demonstrated writing and quantitative capabilities, plant identification skills, and a record of leadership. 

Application: Interested applicants should supply all application materials to the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) Program (MS in Natural Resources) by February 1, 2024 – when applying, please state your interest in this position in the “Statement of Purpose.” (https://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/applying_rubenstein_school_graduate_program). 

Contact: 

Dr. Anthony D’Amato (awdamato@uvm.edu, 802-656-8030) 

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Anthony D’Amato 

Professor and Director 

Forestry Program 

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources 

University of Vermont 

204E Aiken Center 

Burlington, VT 05405 

Phone: (802) 656-8030 

FAX:   (802) 656-8683 

Email: awdamato@uvm.edu 

Website: https://site.uvm.edu/tdamato/