Depending on the students interests, the topic of their thesis project could include: interception loss of rain and snow in forest ecosystems, forest snow pack energy budgets and climate change or the effect of invasive species (e.g. earthworms) on forest hydrology.
Desirable qualifications in the applicant include a masters degree in Ecology, Mathematics, Forestry or Hydrology.
A strong interest in experimental design, statistics and modeling is highly desired.
The quality of life for MTU students is outstanding. MTU is located in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula on the South Shore of Lake Superior.
The region is dominated by publicly-owned forests, and is rated as one of the top 10 U.S. adrenaline outposts by National Geographic Adventure Magazine.
MTU is in Houghton, Michigan and is a small community with all the characteristics of such (safe, inexpensive, friendly).
Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Please send a cover letter that states your research interests and provides the names and contact information for three references, your curriculum vitae, and any other relevant materials by email to Tom Pypker (tgpypker [at] mtu.edu), School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931