Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

PhD/MS Student Opportunity in Applied Forest Ecology 

Multiple graduate student positions are available in the Applied Forest Ecology Lab in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. At least 2-3 positions at either the MS or PhD level with full Research Assistant funding will be available to begin studies in either the Spring or Fall 2024 semesters, with a preference for students who could begin work in May/June 2024 if matriculating in the Fall.  

Students are being sought for: 1) an NSF-funded project focused on canopy structural effects on forest drought response, 2) USDA-funded research on managing forests to promote canopy complexity and associated ecosystem functioning, and 3) research associated with the UConn Eversource Energy Center focused on the effects of multiple forest disturbances on tree biomechanics and stand-level resilience to windstorms. These projects all combine field-based data collection, remote sensing analysis (lidar and imagery), and dendroecological techniques.  
 
To be considered please contact Dr. Robert Fahey prior to applying via email (robert.fahey@uconn.edu) with the following information: Curriculum vitae or resume, GPA, GRE scores (if applicable), brief statement of research experience, interests and career goals, and contact information for 2-3 references. The Applied Forest Ecology Lab conducts primary and applied research focused on improving our understanding of forest ecosystems and developing strategies to promote resilience in forest landscapes. For more information please visit the lab website: https://faheylab.weebly.com/. Information about the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment can be found at: https://nre.uconn.edu/ and details about applying to the Graduate School at the University of Connecticut can be found at: http://grad.uconn.edu/.  
 
The Department accepts applications on a rolling basis, but contact with Dr. Fahey should be made before November 1st 2023 for Spring start or January 15th 2024 for Fall start to warrant full consideration.