I am always looking for collaborative, hard working, and enthusiastic graduate students, post docs, and undergraduate researcher to work in my lab. Usually if I have a funded project and opening, I will advertise that widely, including on this website. If you are not responding to an advertised opening, then I may be willing to help you secure funding to be a part of my lab if we have similar research interests.
Right now, I am recruiting field technicians, and both MS student and PhD students for a NSF-funded project on the effects of climate change on plant communities and ecosystem processes in the Yukon-Kuskokwim for May 2024.
I am looking for people interested in vegetation community change, carbon sequestration, and greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide and methane) exchange. If you are interested in working on this project specifically or with me more generally, please send me by email (karen.beard at usu.edu) a CV or resume with 3 references.
USU does not have a formal application deadline; however, there are fellowship deadlines. PhD fellowship applications are due around January 15 each year, and applications to the graduate school are due before this time. Helpful hint: I often accept students to work with me after they have assisted me in conducting field research for one summer. I am always looking for USU undergraduates who are interested in working in my laboratory as a volunteer, work-study, occasional paid position, and who are interested in applying for undergraduate funding.
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