Research and Teaching assistantships are available for persons interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the College of Natural Resources with a specialization in remote sensing and GIS for ecological analysis. The number and availability are dependent on the status of current and future research projects and current teaching opportunities. The Research Unit is interested in recruiting individuals who are sincere, interested in devoting their careers to understanding complex environmental issues, and who have the desire and capacity for hard work. Although our work focuses mainly upon ecological analyses, we encourage analytically minded people from a variety of backgrounds to apply to our programs.
Opportunities to learn about and utilize advanced tools and techniques exist within our state-of-the-art remote sensing and GIS laboratory. Coursework and critical mass also exist on campus to provide the opportunity for a well-rounded graduate education and scientific advancement. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Paul Gessler and Dr. Lee Vierling, co-Directors of the Geospatial Laboratory for Environmental Dynamics, and be prepared to provide a resume and statement of research interests and graduate program goals.