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Applications are open for funding Opportunities in PhD Plant Ecology at Michigan State University, United States.

The Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences (PSM) Department at Michigan State University is happy to offer a 5-year graduate research assistantship to help a PhD student in their study of plant and soil ecology. Dr. Akihiro Koyama (MSU Forestry) and Dr. Christopher Blackwood (MSU PSM) will jointly advise the student. Dr. Pedro Antunes (Algoma University, Ontario, Canada), Dr. Christopher Fernandez (Syracuse University), Dr. Brook Wilke (MSU W.K. Kellogg Biological Station), and Drs. Catherine Fahey (Smithsonian Environmental Research Centre) are other partners.

The chosen candidate will assist in leading a research to examine how plant-soil feedbacks during crop rotation affect crop performance and production. Research on plant-soil feedbacks will be conducted in the field, in greenhouses, and in laboratories, with an emphasis on the interactions between crops (canola, maize, soybean, and wheat) and soil microorganisms such pathogens and mycorrhizal fungi. The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station at Hickory Corners, Michigan, will be used for fieldwork, while the MSU campus in East Lansing, Michigan, will be used for greenhouse and lab-based activities.

Fields of Study : Ecology & Forestry


Only applications that adhere to the provided guidelines, including all required information submitted via the application form, will be considered.

Don't miss the application deadline, which is October 20, 2023.

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Additional Information

Host Institution
Michigan State University, United States
Event Duration
5 years
Program Type
Fully Funded
Program Benefits
- The assistantship is open for formally enrolling in the spring of 2024. For five years, there is funding for tuition, health insurance, and stipends.
Eligibility Criteria
- Having Masters Degree
Eligible Countries
All Countries
Application Procedure
To apply for a research assistantship, send a cover letter, academic CV, and referee information to Dr. Aki Koyama
koyamaak@msu.edu by October 20, 2023, detailing your motivation and strengths.

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