Coral Reef Conservation Masters Assistantships (passport holders of any nation welcome to apply)

Conservation Governance Lab at Auburn University, United States  

Location: Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, 602 Duncan Drive Auburn AL 36839 

Timeline: Fall 2020-spring 2022, start September 2020 

Salary: Stipend and tuition fully covered by assistantship 

Last date to apply: April 1, 2020 (ACCEPTANCE IS ROLLING, SO APPLY EARLY)

Description: The Conservation Governance Lab at Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife is looking for a competitive applicant for several MS student assistantships on coral reef management, policy, and planning in Florida and the wider Caribbean region. The ideal candidate has an interest in environmental policy, conservation biology, political science, economics, ecology, or a related field. The research is interdisciplinary and examines the impacts of climate stress on reef management and on community well-being. The Conservation Governance Lab is led by Dr. Kelly H. Dunning. Dunning holds a PhD from MIT in Natural Resource Management and an MSc from Oxford University Christ Church College in Environmental Policy. Her 2018 Fulbright-funded book, Managing Coral Reefs (Anthem Press), examines how communities manage their reefs through planning and policy efforts. Get in touch with a CV and 1 page statement of interest here: This assistantship would be ideal for someone looking to pursue a career in marine conservation, environmental policy, and natural resource management. Prerequisites to apply include coursework in social science research design/methods, environmental policy, and/or environmental conservation, however these are encouraged and not required. Diversity and inclusion are a priority of the Conservation Governance Lab, all applicants welcome.

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