A MSc position is available in the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta under the supervision of Drs. Uwe Hacke and Simon Landhӓusser to study Biomass allocation and rooting patterns of trees growing in reclamation soils.
This project examines biomass allocation, rooting patterns, and water status of trees growing in different soils used in oil sands land reclamation. Experiments will be set up in the Devonian Botanical Garden, not far from the University of Alberta. Trees will be planted in experimental plots characterized by different soil types. The study will provide insight into improving tree establishment in oil sands reclamation.
Students with an educational background in plant ecology, physiology, forestry, land reclamation or other related areas are encouraged to apply. Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills are essential. Having a valid driver’s license would be an asset. Selection of students will be based on academic achievements, reference letters, and, if applicable previous research experience.
The application process is described online (http://www.ualberta.ca/~lrigs/apply.html). Students must meet the entrance requirement for the University of Alberta, Department of Renewable Resources (http://www.rr.ualberta.ca/GraduateProgram/MScProgram.aspx). A Standard Graduate Stipend can be offered.
To apply or to inquire about the position, email Dr. Uwe Hacke and/or Dr. Simon Landhӓusser. Send a copy of your transcripts, a CV, contact information of two academic referees, and a 2 page statement of interest.