Description We are looking for a graduate student (PhD or MS) for a project evaluating vegetation/geomorphic dynamics of sandbar habitats - with possible implications for Piping Plover and early successional landbird habitat - formed after the Missouri River flood of 2011. ​The project is being conducted along the Missouri National Recreational River in southeastern South Dakota and is funded by a grant from the National Park Service. Up to two full academic years and three summers of RA support will be available, with additional support provided through Teaching Assistantships or graduate fellowships. Project PIs are Mark Dixon (landscape ecologist / riparian plant ecologist in Biology), Mark Sweeney (sedimentologist, geomorphologist in Earth Sciences/Sustainability), and David Swanson...

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