Joan Walker with the U.S. Forest Service is looking for a field botanist to contract (mostly during July 2018) to help resample herbaceous vegetation in research plots located on Camp Lejeune, NC. This would be a summer appointment/contract supervised by Dr. Ben Knapp (Dept. of Forestry, University of Missouri).

There is also an opening for a botanical research assistant (~8 months appointment, or more if we secure additional funding, starting at the end of March) to help with several other projects, including sampling populations of “ramps” (Allium tricoccum) in the mountains this April and measuring native plants growing in an experimental garden in Columbia, SC. This position is a Clemson University appointment and the assistant would work out of Clemson but the position will involve travel to the Sandhills Research and Education Center and other locales.

For more information, contact Joan Walker or, for the second position, Saara Dewalt.



In an effort to continue to promote the scholarly pursuits and graduate level training within the global wildland fire community, in 2018 the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) will again be awarding two graduate-level scholarships, each valued at $3,000USD to IAWF members who are Master of Science/Arts (MSc/MA) or Doctoral (PhD) students studying wildland fire or wildland fire related topics.

We encourage applications from students studying any aspect of wildland fire be it from the perspective of physical, ecological or social science to less traditional subject areas as well: we are looking through this scholarship to recognize and support any type of research relevant to the global wildland fire community.

The application period will be open between 12 February 2018 and 2 April 2018. Scholarship recipients will be announced by the end of May 2018.

Scholarships will be awarded to the top MSc and top PhD applicants based the student’s submitted essay. Please see the guidelines and application information for details.

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