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Dear Professor XXX,
I am writing
you in response ofto express my interest forin doing my PhD study in the field of Vegetation Ecology, andBiodiversity ( at thein?) Section Biodiversity, and Evolution and Ecology of Plants at the University of XX.
My name is XXX,I graduated with a Master of Science in Environmental Management in April 2011 from the Ecology Center at the University of XX, XX. During my masterīs degree,I conducted my master’s thesis in the field of forest management. In this study I evaluated the forest certification systems used in Thailand by comparing them to the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). andI also investigated ( the?) potential improvements to these systems.
My research abilities have been developed
overduring my academic yearsstudies. duringThrough my bachelorīs degree in agricultural biotechnology, and masterīs degree in environmental management, enabled me toI have gained academic andexperimental experience, especially in the fields of ecological research, sustainable agriculture and natural resource management.
Regarding myI have a great interest in vegetation and restoration ecology, conservation and global change biology, and have learned from your website that you are heading a research project topic“XXX” which involvesinvolving “The Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use (SASSCAL)”, “The Restoration Experiments in South Africa”, and “The Future Okavango (TFO)” as well, which is closely related to my own field andof interest, andI would be very happy if I could join your team.
I have enclosed my letter of interest and curriculum vitae.
andIf you have any questions, I can be reached by phone at XXX or email at XXX. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss my qualifications and the PhD position in more detail. Please let me know if you need any additional documents.