I am always looking for talented graduate students. Although my research is very interdisciplinary, I am looking for students primarily interested in hydrology and biogeochemistry, with a keen interest in integrating interdisciplinary approaches (and coursework) in their research. I also expect my students to have excellent verbal and writing skills, and to get a solid grounding in statistics to a level appropriate with their research goals.
The primary track for students (both at the MS and PhD levels) interested in working with me, is through the graduate program in Environmental Science GPES. Students primarily interested in hydrology and biogeochemistry as applied to environmental sciences (e.g. environmental policy) and human-environment interactions should therefore apply through the Graduate Program in Environmental Science (GPES) (areas of study: Water and Wetland Resource Studies, Ecosystem Restoration, or Coupled Natural and Human Systems)(http://www.esf.edu/environmentalscience/graduate/). I also have the possibility of accepting students through the Department of Forest and Natural Resources management, and to co-supervise students in the Department of Environmental and Forest Biology.
Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students:
Every year, I am generally able to support the most meritorious graduate students via Research Assistantships (RAs) or Teaching Assistantships (TAs). There are also funding opportunities at SUNY-ESF listed at: http://www.esf.edu/graduate/awards.htm
Graduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences within my research group can also explore the following funding opportunities. These fellowships are very competitive, but usually come with a larger stipend (approx. $32K / year for three years) than the typical RAship or TAship. There are also residency requirements set by USDA, EPA and NSF for these fellowships, so I recommend that you apply to these fellowships as you apply to our Ph.D. program(s) in Environmental Science and/or Forest and Natural Resources Management.
US Department of Agriculture NIFA Fellowship Program (USDA-NIFA) Environmental Protection Agency Star Fellowship Program (EPA-STAR) National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP)
If you are interested in joining my research group:
If you are self-motivated and if after reviewing my research program, you are interested in joining my research group, please send me a letter or email firstname.lastname@example.org that includes: 1) a CV summarizing your academic work, and field and research experience; 2) a letter identifying the research questions you are interested in pursuing, why you want to pursue a higher degree, why you are interested in joining my research group and what you could contribute to it, and a couple sample publications (if any) or writing samples; 3) Your GPA and most recent GRE scores.