Searching for grad students to fill FSU herbarium curator position

Austin Mast amast at BIO.FSU.EDU
Thu Dec 9 07:57:12 CST 2004

I am seeking persons who are interested in entering graduate school
to study plant diversity (systematics, evolution, ecology,
biogeography) with me and who are interested in gaining valuable
experience as a paid, part-time curator of Florida State University's
Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium (  FSU
has a very strong group of faculty studying ecology and evolution
(, including David Swofford,
Fredrick Ronquist, Gavin Naylor, Peter Beerli, Scott Steppan, and
Thomas Hansen.  The campus is situated in the Florida panhandle - one
of the continent's biodiversity hot-spots.  The herbarium is at an
exciting stage in its development, as we begin to electronically
database and digitally image the 200,000 sheet collection.
Individuals filling the curator position would not be expected to
fill the position during their entire time as graduate students, but
would be encouraged to gain teaching and lab/field research
experience as well.  The paid curator position is viewed as a unique,
paid training opportunity that students might fill for 2-3 years of
their graduate work.  Applications to start in the fall of 2005 are
due on January 15.  Interested individuals should contact me directly.

I would greatly appreciate it if you would pass this announcement on
to individuals who might be interested in this opportunity.

Thank you.

Austin Mast
Assistant Professor and Director of the Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium (FSU)
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL  32306

AMast at

850 645 1500 (office tel)
850 645 1499 (lab tel)
850 644 9829 (department fax)

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