Graduate Research Assistantship in Agronomy and Horticulture

Focal Area: Landscape Management
Institution Name: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Terminal Degree:
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Stiped: $1,871/month
Start Date:
Application Deadline:

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, invites applications for an M.S. graduate research assistantship. The research will evaluate physical and biological processes affecting the fate, transport, transformation, losses and storage of nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) pulses induced in response to grazing stocking density and duration. The research will integrate landscape temporal and spatial patterns of nutrient return as imposed by grazing strategies, micro-scale nutrient decomposition/utilization processes, and biological and climate interaction. This research will build on a long-term grazing project conducted on UNL’s Barta Brothers Ranch and collaborating ranches in the eastern Sandhills. The student will lead in study design and implementation of research, assist in related research projects, and will need to live at the Barta Brothers ranch part of the summer. Opportunities also will be provided to gain teaching experience in soil and rangeland ecology and management, participate in professional scientific societies, and travel to professional meetings. Desired candidates will have demonstrated interest in soil science and rangeland ecology or related fields, high scholastic achievement, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to work independently but also effectively with a team.

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Martha Mamo,, 402-472-8493 or Dr. Anita Wingeyer, 402-472-2811 for more information.

Qualifications: B.S. with appropriate academic credentials. The qualifying degree must be completed before the GRA start date.

Current Stipend: Graduate Research Assistantship Stipend: M.S. Student: Annual Basis - $22,461 Monthly Basis: $1,871

Tuition Waiver: A tuition waiver of up to 12 credit hours per semester and 12 credit hours during summer sessions is provided with the GRA

Health Insurance: Students on assistantships are provided health insurance at a reduced rate.

GRA Availability: May 2014

Application: Formal application (including GRE) for graduate studies is required. Follow the admission instructions at

Contact Information:
Dr. Mark Lagrimini, Graduate Chair
Department of Agronomy & Horticulture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
PO Box 830914
Lincoln, NE 68583-0914
Phone: 402-472-1560
FAX: 402-472-7904