Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

PhD position in Grassland/Restoration Ecology at the University of North Dakota 

We are seeking a self-motivated and dependable PhD students to join the Grassland Ecology lab at the University of North Dakota to work on the plant components associated with a nationwide plant and soil inventory project.  The project will entail studying belowground plant organ development/carbon storage in restored grasslands and the student will work in conjunction with another studying plant-soil biota interactions. Students could begin their work as soon as Spring 2024 or Fall 2024 with the option of joining the field crews in summer 2024.   

  

Duties will entail travel (vehicles, housing while traveling, and per diem provided) with a field crew to field sites and natural areas across the Great Plains and Pacific Northwest to conduct plant surveys and collect soil samples. The position includes working with private landowners/producers.  These efforts are part of a long-term effort to document the soil health benefits of the USDA Conservation Reserve Program.   

  

To be considered, please provide your resume and a brief cover letter describing your interest in the position to Kathryn.Yurkonis@und.edu by Dec 1st 2023.  All interested applicants must also apply for either Spring 2024 (October 15th deadline) or Fall 2024 (Feb 15th Deadline) admission to the UND Graduate School at https://und.edu/admissions/graduate/apply.html.