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PhD assistantship - forest economics, management, planning

University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
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Fellowship: Three Ph.D. fellowships are available starting no later than Fall 2017 at Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia.  Research will concentrate on forest economics, management, and planning.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or native residents of U.S. territories.  Underrepresented minorities and first generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.  Students will be responsible for organizing and analyzing data, preparing technical reports, presenting research findings at professional conferences, and drafting peer-reviewed publications.  Students also will serve as teaching assistants for related classes at Warnell School and/or Terry College of Business.  General information about these fellowships can be found at


Qualification: Passion for forest economics, management, and planning.  Bachelor’s degree in economics or forestry is preferred.  Master’s of Science degree is recommended.  Quantitative skills are strongly desired.  Students must be able to work as part of a team and be willing to collaborate with others at the Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business.


University of Georgia: The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution comprised of 17 schools and colleges founded in 1785.  It has about 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources: The Warnell School ( is a professional school with 54 faculty, 200 undergraduates, and 174 graduate students, and was founded in 1905.  The School offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Forest Resources, Master of Natural Resources, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.  Majors in the School include forestry, fisheries and wildlife, natural resources recreation and tourism, and water and soil resources.  The School has a 740-acre forest less than 10 minutes from campus and 23,000 acres of forestland across the state for teaching and research.

Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business: The Center (, housed in the Warnell School, was established in 1997 to integrate the business aspects of forest production and processing with the biological and ecological expectations of sustainable production.  The Center provides timely, relevant education, research and service programs to business and industry leaders, forest landowners, and students.  Its mission is to provide national leadership in education, research and service to forest industry and private landowners in these areas: the integration of sound forest business principles and practices with contemporary biological and quantitative methods to achieve sustainable forest production; the investigation of forest resources and forest industry alternatives that are economically competitive in the global marketplace; and the proposal of market-based solutions to forest resource problems and opportunities.

This Ph.D. research fellowship includes a stipend of approximately $24,500/year for up to three years and a tuition waiver. Students will need to pay miscellaneous fees (about $1,117/semester) to the University.
How to Apply:

Contact Dr. Richard Mei (706-542-5448, or Dr. Jacek Siry (706-542-3060, or Dr. Pete Bettinger (706-542-1187,