One NSF-funded master's level graduate research assistantship is available in the Department of Geography, Miami University beginning fall 2012 for the project 'Short Term Dynamics in Changing Environments: A Geospatial Analysis of Seasonal Forest Response and Extractive Resource Entitlements at Mt. Kasigau, Kenya' co-directed by Drs. Kim Medley and John Maingi.
We seek applicants with the following skills/abilities:
- Bachelor's degree in geography, forestry, environmental science, or a related discipline
- Interest in remote sensing, forest ecology, and environmental change
- Experience and/or some background in image processing and analysis
- Ability to work independently and commitment to publish research in peer-reviewed journals
- Proficiency with ArcGIS and/or statistical analysis software
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Enthusiasm to conduct fieldwork in southeastern Kenya
Interested applicants should first send a cover letter that summarizes their research interests and academic and professional background, a resume/CV, copies of their transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable at this point), and names and contact information for two referees.
Once an applicant is selected for the assistantship, instructions will be provided for the formal application process to the Department of Geography and Miami University Graduate School.