The University of Wisconsin – Madison Arboretum ( and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies (Professor Paul Zedler, are jointly seeking an experienced and motivated graduate student to complete a funded resampling of the plant community of the famed Curtis Prairie (more information can be found here: As the world’s oldest ecologically restored prairie, this site has a rich history and significance for the science and practice of restoration. With regular sampling since 1951, research at the site has generated a long-term dataset that yields insights into plant community composition and diversity, ecosystem succession, invasive species, carbon st

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