The Jones Center scientist, university advisors, and the student work together to choose a relevant research topic that fits within the Center’s and the scientist’s research program. In accordance with university procedures, the graduate advisors work with the student to craft a sufficiently detailed and quality thesis proposal, as well as the student’s program of study.
Jones Center scientists and their collaborating university faculty nominate their selections of students for assistantships. The Center Director, and the administrator of the cooperating university unit make final selections based on
All academic requirements of the university must be met by the student.
Our state-of-the-art IT services effectively link our remote location to the broader community of academic institutions and scientific collaborators. Jones Center IT services include:
An 18,000 square foot research laboratory houses scientists’ laboratories, a central analytical laboratory, and two field labs. Our central analytical laboratory allows onsite processing of soil, water, and other samples.
A newly constructed student village provides modern accommodations including a private bedroom and bathroom with shared living space.
Jones Center graduate students can enroll in M.S. and Ph.D. programs at cooperating universities. Students conduct their research at lchauway under the guidance of our scientists who serve as co-advisors with faculty of co-sponsoring universities. We place particular emphasis on our graduate student programs as they are an important product of the Jones Center’s programs and continue to make lasting impacts in research, management, and conservation of natural resources in the southeastern U.S. and beyond.