I am excited to invite applications for four graduate students to begin in summer or fall 2020. These projects will provide insights for efforts to conserve and regenerate environmental benefits from working lands in complex social-ecological systems.
The PhD student on the Grassland 2.0 project will research and help develop policy and governance for increasing perennial cover and agroforestry in Wisconsin and the 12-state north central region.
Water quality policy for reducing nutrient runoff
The MS or PhD student on this project will conduct policy and stakeholder research and outreach to understand and enhance water quality protection through nonpoint source pollution reduction in eastern Wisconsin.
I am also open to advising other students in addition to these positions especially in private land conservation and human dimensions of forestry and wildlife. That would require having a scholarship or fellowship, or being willing to teach during your graduate work. Generally, students are only accepted if funding is available through faculty support or if the student has independent funding. At the time of your application to graduate school, you may also consider applying for NSF GRFP fellowships. Successful applicants to the UW-Madison have developed a research focus and established email contact with potential faculty advisors.
For more information visit : Forest and Wildlife Ecology Department