The Malmstrom Ecology Lab at Michigan State University has an opening for
fall 2015 for a PhD student interested in applying remote sensing and
geospatial analysis to questions in plant and landscape ecology. The
Malmstrom Lab ( is based in MSU’s
Department of Plant Biology (
<>  and affiliated with the Center for
Global Change and Earth Observations, which conducts research on the effects
of human use of land on the environment from local to global scales.
Research in the Malmstrom Lab examines the ecology and restoration of
working landscapes that both produce human-valued commodities and support
natural populations and ecological processes.  Recent work includes projects
that examine the influence of disturbance regimes on the temporal and
spatial dynamics of invasive species, the response of grasslands to annual
variability in precipitation, and the influence of anthropogenic changes in
vegetation properties on the dynamics of microbes and butterflies. For an
introduction to the lab’s work with microdrones, please see

The MSU campus is located in East Lansing, MI, a friendly city with easy
access to outdoor resources and cultural activities.  As the nation’s first
land grant institution, MSU is a leader in the plant and environmental
sciences with considerable resources for research, from top-class genomics
facilities to the internationally renowned W. K. Kellogg Biological Station.

For more information, please contact Dr. Carolyn Malmstrom at To apply to MSU’s Plant Biology Graduate Program, please
see Initial
evaluation of applications for fellowships begins December 1.

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Dr. Carolyn M. Malmstrom

Associate Professor

Michigan State University

Department of Plant Biology

612 Wilson Road, Rm 166

East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

Phone: +1 517 355 4690

Fax: +1 517 353 1926

Mobile: +1 517 719 7676