Research Assistantship to characterize use invariant and use-variant soil
quality parameters and follow up on research findings suggesting that soil
physical properties may be key contributors to soil quality in Illinois.
Position includes three years of annual tuition free stipend ($13,000) for
a Ph.D. level student. Funding is through a Cooperative Agreement between
the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Illinois Soil Quality
Initiative. Project will be carried out as part of a large multivariate
study of Illinois farm soils. Applicant should have MS in soil science or
closely related field. A background that includes one or all of the
following is desired: pedology, field experience, participatory research,
soil or statistical analysis. Contact: Michelle Wander, Department of
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. 1102 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL. 61801. 217-333-9471. email@example.com.