Graduate fellowships

Lynn Bohs bohs at BIOLOGY.UTAH.EDU
Fri Jan 2 17:09:12 CST 2004


Graduate fellowships in plant systematics.  Three graduate student
fellowships, two at the University of Utah and one at the New York Botanical
Garden, are available on an internationally collaborative project to produce
a global monograph of the genus Solanum (Solanaceae). The project is one of
four Planetary Biodiversity Inventory programs funded by NSF in
collaboration with the ALL Species Foundation. Solanum includes between 1000
and 2000 species and is one of the largest genera of angiosperms.  Students
will pursue Ph.D. projects on groups within Solanum, culminating in
synthetic treatments encompassing monographic taxonomy of the selected
species groups; field work for the collection of herbarium, seed and silica
gel samples; molecular phylogenetic analyses; and presentation of data in
electronic format.  Substantial interaction is expected with students and
scientists at the four primary institutions (University of Utah, University
of Wisconsin-Madison, the New York Botanical Garden, and the Natural History
Museum, London) as well as with other national and international
collaborators on this project.  Candidates should be enrolled in a Ph.D.
program.  All three positions are available beginning in August 2004 and
extendable for up to five years.  It is likely that students will be
supported from a mixture of research funds and teaching assistantships.

For the positions at the University of Utah: Students will be primarily
advised by Lynn Bohs.  Contact Dr. Bohs for more information about the
project or potential thesis topics:

Lynn Bohs
Department of Biology
257 South 1400 East
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112  USA
E-mail: bohs at biology.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 585-0380

Information on the Biology Department at the University of Utah is available
at www.biology.utah.edu
Information about the application process, admission requirements, and
deadlines is available at www.biology.utah.edu/grads.php


For the position at the New York Botanical Garden: Students will be
primarily advised by Michael Nee and will be enrolled at one of the academic
institutions in the New York City area; partner schools are listed on the
NYBG website.  Contact Dr. Nee for more information about the project or
potential thesis topics:

Michael Nee
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY  10458-5126  USA
E-mail: mnee at nybg.org
Phone: (718) 220-6504

Information on graduate studies at the New York Botanical Garden is
available at http://sciweb.nybg.org/science2/GraduateStudies.asp




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