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ENVIRO-NEWS  June 2009

ENVIRO-NEWS June 2009

Subject:

Coastal Science Graduate Assistantship

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"Makuch, Joseph" <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 1 Jun 2009 11:11:54 -0400

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-----Original Message-----
From: Water Quality Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
Behalf Of Y. Jun Xu
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 11:05 AM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Coastal Science Graduate Assistantship

A graduate research assistantship position at Master's level is 
available starting Fall 2009 in the School of Renewable Natural 
Resources ( http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/ ) at Louisiana State University 
(LSU). The position is supported through a new assistantship program 
called the Coastal Science Assistantship Program 
(http://www.lsu.edu/departments/laseagrant/opps/assistantship.htm) by 
the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) Office of 
Coastal Restoration and Management (OCRM) Coastal Restoration 
Division (CRD). The position includes a tuition waiver and health 
benefits, and a competitive stipend ($25,000/year) for up to 3 years.

The graduate student will conduct a research on sediment transport in 
the Atchafalaya River. The research will address three critical 
questions: 1) What are the long-term annual and interannual 
variations of sediment inflow and outflow of the Atchafalaya River? 
2) How have the hydrologic and hydraulic conditions affected the 
sediment delivery to the Atchafalaya Bay? And 3) which factors may 
have contributed to the sediment stabilization in the Atchafalaya Bay 
by natural vegetating processes? Results gained from the study will 
be useful for coastal resources policy makers to develop effective 
management plans and strategies for regional sediment resources. The 
student graduated from this program is expected to become a well 
trained professional in coastal restoration science.

In addition to the research and academic programs, the graduate 
student will be required to complete 240 hours of internship with 
LDNR-CRD at mutually convenient times during his/her pursuit of a 
master's degree. To expose the student to the Department's various 
functions and activities, internships will involve work either at the 
LDNR headquarters in Baton Rouge or at one of the CRD field offices 
in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Thibodeaux.

Applicants should have a BS in hydrology, water resources, soil 
science, or a related field. To be competitive applicants must have 
an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.25 for last two years, and 
a GRE score of 1,200 (verbal/quantitative each above 500). Experience 
in modeling and GIS/Remote Sensing are desirable. If interested, 
email your curriculum vitae, college transcripts, GRE scores, and the 
names and contact information of three referees to:

Dr. Jun Xu
School of Renewable Natural Resources
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Email: [log in to unmask]
http://www.rnr.lsu.edu/Faculty/Xu,Jun.htm

Louisiana State University is one of only 13 American universities 
designated as a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research 
center. The University is home to over 34,000 faculty, staff, and 
students from every state of America and more than 120 foreign
countries.

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