Apply Now for a Graduate Student Research Opportunity on the Cultural Use of Fire!

July 13, 2021
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The Southwest Fire Climate Adaptation Partnership (SWFireCAP) ( is seeking a graduate level student to conduct literature review on the topic of cultural use of fire in the Southwest (primary focus on New Mexico and Arizona, but not exclusive of surrounding areas). Outputs will include annotated bibliography with entry into an existing fire/climate literature database, and a literature review. There is potential for further work in the future, including a larger synthesis aimed at helping land managers understand existing knowledge and practitioner interviews. Students from the Southwest or with ties to the Southwest are preferred. 

Desired experience: 

  • Experience working with tribal/pueblo partners and/or governments 
  • Experience in natural resources, conservation, forestry, wildland fire, biology, other natural sciences, OR indigenous studies 

Desired qualifications: 

  • BA/BS, working towards MA/MS or PhD (or will start soon) 
  • Interest in natural resources, wildland fire, indigenous land management, AND/OR traditional ecological science 

Pay: $2500+, more if extending projects develop 

If interested, please share resume/CV and a letter of interest with Barb Satink Wolfson,