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PhD Assistantships Fall 2018

Graduate Research Assistantships (PhD) Available

We are recruiting for Fall 2018 PhD graduate research assistantships (GRA) in the PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and PhD in Computing with an emphasis in Computational Science and Engineering. Projects include:

Remote sensing of evapotranspiration and biodiversity in drylands
Vegetation dynamics modeling and coupling fire and land management
Improving forest-snow depth distribution modeling across scales with optical and lidar remote sensing
Development of novel analysis of full waveform lidar

The GRAs will have the opportunity to work with faculty across multiple academic departments including geosciences, computer science, biological sciences, math, and human-environment systems, present at national meetings, and become part of the Boise State University Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory (BCAL) remote sensing team.

We seek students with a strong quantitative science background and eagerness to develop and apply geospatial analysis. The ideal candidates will have a recent MS degree is geography, computer science, geoscience, ecology, or equivalent nature resources discipline, strong statistics, programming, and geospatial skills.

The GRAs provide a competitive full PhD stipend, health insurance, and tuition for Boise State University. Boise has a vibrant arts & culture scene and abundant outdoor recreation activities. In 2017, US News and World report ranked Boise the 12th best city to live in the United States.

To apply: email a 2-page CV, unofficial transcripts, along with a cover letter explaining your interest to Dr. Nancy Glenn (


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