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PhD Students Temperate forest dynamics and plant-fungal interactions

The LaManna lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is currently seeking 1-2 PhD students to address questions related to population/community ecology and the maintenance of plant species diversity.  
PhD Students: Seeking 1-2 PhD students interested in forest population and community ecology to start in Fall 2024. Looking for PhD students interested in examining factors influencing forest population and community dynamics in Pacific Northwest old-growth forests, especially involving density-dependent interactions with fungal associates (including pathogens and mycorrhizae). These positions are part of an NSF-funded project examining plant-fungal interactions and their implications for forest communities. The students will be expected to attend Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and conduct their field research at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest in Oregon. The H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest is an NSF Long-tern Ecological Research (LTER) site that is located roughly 45 minutes east of Eugene, Oregon. The area is known for its recreational opportunities including hiking and backpacking, for its scenic volcanoes, and the Three Sisters Wilderness. 
The Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is expanding its strength in the areas of Ecology and Environmental Science. Current faculty research in Ecology is centered on investigating the processes that generate and maintain species diversity. Marquette faculty are currently studying plant, animal, and microbial diversity in tropical and temperate ecosystems. We are seeking graduate students who are interested in pursuing large-scale conceptual questions in ecology. Marquette University offers competitive graduate stipends and benefits. Marquette is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values excellence in scholarship and teaching, as well as a diverse academic community. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply. To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest to joseph.lamanna<at>marquette.edu. Application review will begin on October 16, 2023, but please inquire if interested, we are very interested in finding the best candidates for these positions. Thank