M.S. and Ph.D. Graduate Student Positions - San Diego State University - Geography
San Diego State University - Department of Geography
About the organization
A degree in Geography (Environment, Society, and Technology) provides you with the education and skills to pursue a wide range of career options (Environmental planning, GIS professionals, Urban development, etc.) Our students work in diverse fields such as fire ecology, remote sensing, GIS, watershed management, wildlife habitat, energy planning, food security, marketing, and social justice. Whether we utilize advanced geospatial technologies or work ‘on the ground’ to understand and help communities, geographers strive to solve pressing societal and environmental problems.
Grad Student Positions: Environmental Geography
I am looking for highly motivated Masters and Ph.D. students interested in working with me to pursue their graduate degrees in Geography at San Diego State University. The Ph.D. program is a joint doctoral program with the University of California, Santa Barbara.
I am looking for students who want to study the intersections of environmental conservation and resilient livelihoods, particularly in Africa or Southern California. General research areas of interest include: agroforestry and agriculture, livelihood resilience to drought, subjective resilience, community-based conservation, and sustainable land use management. I am looking for students who want to propose their own research or join one of my ongoing or upcoming projects:
- Measuring subjective resilience to drought in Tanzania
- Drought, pastoralism, and land tenure on the Kenya/Tanzania border
- Benefits of mobile phone use for sustainable land management in Tanzania
- Resilience and agricultural decision-making in the Imperial Valley, California
There is some funding available through the department, as well as possible funding opportunities through grants. Applicants are automatically reviewed for Graduate Assistant positions within the department. All Ph.D. students are fully funded for 4 years.
Interested students should e-mail me at [email protected] with their CV/Resume and a one page statement of (1) research ideas, and (2) career goals.
A bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a minimum GRE score of 300.
See the details about the application process here: https://geography.sdsu.edu/Study/Masters/m_apply.html
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