Thank you for your interest in the Forest Hydrology & Soils Lab! Below are descriptions of current positions. General information for prospective graduate students can be found on the Department of Forestry's website.

Current Positions

  1. Funded PhD position in Forest Hydrology/Biogeochemistry.

A 3-year PhD research assistantship is available starting in January 2021. The overarching goal of this project will be to assess changes in ecosystem services during forest restoration activities. The lab has several new projects across the southeastern United States that will evaluate different restoration activities (e.g., prescribe fire, biochar amendments, fungal soil inoculations). The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary group of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students to conduct both field and laboratory work and synthesize ecosystem response to support land management decisions.

Qualifications. The prospective student should possess enthusiasm for field work, strong analytical and communication skills, and attention to detail. Laboratory experience is preferred, but not required.


Stipend, Tuition, & Fees. The fully-funded position in the Department of Forestry comes with a full tuition waiver,  stipend, and health insurance. Supplemental funding for conference travel and presentations is available.

To Apply. Interested students should first contact Dr. Courtney Siegert ( with a brief description of your research interests, experience, and career goals; an unofficial transcript, and a CV/resume.  For full consideration, applications are due to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University by December 1 for domestic students and October 1 for international students.


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