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I am seeking two new graduate students to start in the Fall of 2023.

Major areas of research in my lab (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fuva.theopenscholar.com%2Fhaynes-lab&data=05%7C01%7Cefredric%40nmsu.edu%7C8b0a0806e0aa4c8d52fd08da6c0efd34%7Ca3ec87a89fb84158ba8ff11bace1ebaa%7C1%7C0%7C637941108878245955%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=xZPGqnGtrKTB%2FOtkNJWlztiCO9L1RR8MtzlclGorwgo%3D&reserved=0) are understanding 1) the causes of spatial and temporal variation in forest insect outbreaks, 2) factors leading to geographic variation in rates of invasive spread by forest pests, and 3) effects of artificial light at night (or âÂ?Âolight pollutionâÂ?) on plant-insect interactions. Work in my lab often includes a combination of analysis of spatial datasets and field experiments.

For applicants interested in research areas 1 or 2 above, applicants with a strong quantitative background including experience in geospatial analysis (e.g., GIS, spatial statistics) and/or writing computer code (e.g., in R, Matlab, Python) are preferred.

These positions come with tuition waivers, 12-month stipends, and summer housing (if needed).
During summer semesters, the student would be based at Blandy Experimental Farm, a field station for environmental research and education located in the Northern Shenandoah Valley.

To inquire about the position, send 1) a statement describing how your research interests and background align with my interests and 2) a CV to [email protected]

Kyle Haynes
Research Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
Associate Director, Blandy Experimental Farm
University of Virginia

To apply for this job email your details to haynes@virginia.edu


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