The lab hopes to take on more grad students for the start of the 2012 academic year. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof. Dietze (mdietze at illinois.edu)
The Dietze Lab is looking for undergraduate students to assist with multiple research projects:
Biofuel crop suitability and environmental impacts: As part of our work within the Energy Biosciences Institute we are developing a public data clearinghouse on the productivity and ecological traits of the world's biofuel crops. This data will then enable us to build predictive models of crop suitability and the impacts of biofuels on the global cycles of carbon, water, and nitrogen. Students would assist in the compilation, data entry, and meta-analysis of the scientific literature. Students with web-design skills may also have opportunities to assist in the design and launch of the database's web portal.
Labile carbon dynamics and tree demography: The newest project in the lab is a cross-site study relating stores of labile carbon in wood to the growth, survival, and recruitment of trees. Students would assist with data entry, preparation of samples, chemical assays, and tree-ring analysis
Positions are open for both work-study and non-work-study students starting at $ 8-11/hr depending upon prior experience. Work hours are flexible. Interested students should contact Prof. Dietze at mdietze at illinois.edu.