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Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship, NC

Northeast, Southeast
Posted 1 week ago

Employer: North Carolina State University and USFS

Location: North Carolina State University and field locations

Application deadline: none listed

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Summary:

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available with the Forest Health and Conservation Program in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at N.C. State University beginning in the summer or fall of 2021. The incoming student will pursue doctoral research to explore the silvicultural restoration of eastern and Carolina hemlock (Tsuga canadensis and Tsuga caroliniana), ecologically important conifer species in the Southern Appalachian Mountains whose populations have been decimated by the invasive insect hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). Research activities will focus on the effects of canopy condition, competition control, and their
integration with chemical and biological pest management on the establishment and early growth of hemlock seedlings planted for restoration.

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Job CategoryInternship, Fellowship or Assistantship

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