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     Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships (posted Oct 25, 2012)
                Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships

    Graduate Assistantships/Fellowships are available for Ph.D. and M.S.
    students to conduct innovative and high-impact research in the Center for
    Systems Integration and Sustainability (CSIS) at Michigan State University.
    Research topics may include:  ecology and management of wildlife (e.g.,
    giant pandas in China, tigers in Nepal), systems modeling and simulation
    (e.g., agent-based modeling), sustainability science, coupled human and
    natural systems, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services, climate
    change, land change science, forest and landscape ecology, natural resources
    and environment, systems integration (integration of ecology with
    demography, economics, sociology, and policy), telecoupling (socioeconomic
    and environmental interactions over distances through globalization, trade,
    species invasion, migration, and other means).

    Examples of publications on these topics by CSIS faculty and students
    include Science (2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2003, 2001), Nature (2005, 2003)
    and PNAS (2012, 2009, 2008, 2007) (see  Successful candidates can build
    on these previous studies and explore new frontiers of research.
    They will also have opportunities to interact with leaders in these fields
    worldwide through various ways, such as the International Network of
    Research on Coupled Human and Natural Systems
    ( and the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Awards Program
    (, which are organized by CSIS.
    More information about CSIS is available at

    Application materials include: (1) letter of application, (2) statement of
    professional goals, (3) CV or resume, (4) transcripts, (5) GRE scores, (6)
    TOEFL scores (for non-native English speakers only), (7) list of 3-4
    references (names and contact information), and (8) up to three
    representative publications if any. Unofficial copies of GRE, TOEFL and
    transcripts are OK initially.

    Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials as soon as
    possible to ensure full consideration.  Please email the application
    materials to Dr. Jianguo (Jack) Liu at Questions about these
    opportunities can also be emailed to Dr. Liu.

    Jianguo (Jack) Liu
    Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability
    & University Distinguished Professor
    Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability Department of Fisheries
    and Wildlife Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48823-5243, USA