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Graduate Assistantship -- Master of Science in Forestry and Natural Resources

Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA
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Athens, GA and Aiken, SC
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   Dr. Jesse Abrams at the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory and Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking a prospective Master of Science student with interests in the science-policy interface to begin in the Fall 2020 semester. One fully funded (two year) assistantship is available to conduct research on the governance of National Environmental Research Parks. Under the guidance of Dr. Abrams, the student will conduct case studies on seven National Environmental Research Parks located on U.S. Department of Energy sites nationwide. The research is intended to better understand the means by which these Parks are funded and governed, trends in their research productivity, and the evolution of policy influences on their operations.


   The ideal student will have interests in the science-policy interface, prior coursework in natural resource policy, strong analytic and writing skills, and the ability to work independently. Note that the selected student will be required to complete a thorough background check to be allowed access to Department of Energy facilities. Extensive summer travel will be required to complete case-study fieldwork.

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Contact Dr. Abrams at for more information