Multiple Graduate research fellowships (both M.S. and Ph.D.) to work on Economic Land Use and Valuation of Ecosystem Services

A number of graduate research assistantships are available to support students pursuing M.S. or Ph. D. degrees in the Department of Earth System Science and Policy (ESSP) at the University of North Dakota (UND).  The ESSP department provides a student-centered learning environment with expertise in hydrology, climate change, terrestrial ecosystems, physical geography, economics and policy.

The graduate fellowships are funded by multi-year NSF and USDA projects to conduct research on economic land use decision-making and its consequences on ecosystem services, such as water quantity and quality, carbon storage and sequestration, biodiversity, and pollination service. The fellowships are initially guaranteed for 3 years at approximately $1,500 per month for a M.S. candidate and $1,800 per month for a Ph. D. candidate. Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. degree, preferably in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Geography, Biology, or related fields with strong GIS, spatial, and quantitative analytical skills.

To apply for our graduate program, you have to meet the minimum requirements on academics and English proficiency (for international students). Please refer to the UND’s graduate school website ( ) for further information.
If you meet the minimum qualifications and would like to know more about the positions, please contact Dr. Haochi Zheng (<>). Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and continue until all the positions are filled.

Michael J. Hill
Department of Earth System Science and Policy
University of North Dakota
Clifford Hall, 9011
4149 University Drive
Grand Forks, ND, 58202
Phone: 701-777-6071