The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry:

New York University is a private institution that was founded in 1831. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 28,772 (fall 2021), and the setting is Urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. New York University’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 25.

MS Graduate Assistantship: Field Verification and Description of New York Old-Growth Forests at the State University of New York – College of Environmental Science & Forestry:

The graduate assistant will collaborate with scientists and managers from the New York Natural Heritage program and New York Division of Lands and Forests to field-verify potential old-growth stands across a range of forest types within the New York Forest Preserve system (using tree age and forest structural data), and contribute to data collection to estimate carbon content of live and dead above- and below-ground biomass, and soils.

The successful candidate will pursue a MS degree in Ecology with the Department of Environmental Biology, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications for this position are a B.S. in ecology, forest science, environmental science, or closely related field; a GPA >3.3 is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in plant identification and forest vegetation sampling techniques; experience and sensibilities in navigating in remote areas and ability to work long hours under adverse conditions; prior experience conducting independent research; excellent verbal and written communication skills, and quantitative/statistical skills; and ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team.

Contact Person Gregory McGee Contact eMail

Salary $22/hour plus tuition scholarship; two-year renewable/revocable appointment.

Start Date 06/01/2023

Last Date to Apply 02/15/2023


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