I am currently accepting graduate students through the Food Systems Graduate Program or the Complex Systems Program at UVM. Navigating the graduate school application process can be tricky to say the least. The best strategy for your application is to start early, make contact with the program officer or graduate coordinator in the programs you want to apply to and reach out to a prospective adviser.
Students who best integrate with my work should have a strong interest in multidisciplinary research, a systems approach to thinking, and experience or interest in working with quantitative research including large scale surveys and large datasets. While I also conduct qualitative research using interviews and focus groups, much of my work incorporates statistical analysis and I consider experience in this skill an asset.
Meredith along with other faculty and students in the food systems graduate program enjoy a homemade lunch together during one of the Food Systems graduate program courses.
I am seeking applications for new a PhD position as part of a $4 million National Science Foundation research project on how both rural human communities and species populations will respond to challenges posed by climate change. The main aim of this position is examining farmer perceptions and behaviors related to climate change adaptation. The project includes the aggregation and development of a largescale dataset of farmer behavior and perceptions across US states, novel models of climate adaptation, and their application for farmer and rural community responses to climate change.
>> See the announcement: PhD on Farmer Adaptation to Climate Change