About MU: MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America. The School of Natural Resources awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources with emphasis in multiple sub-disciplines. Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at http://snr.missouri.edu. The School operates many laboratory and greenhouse facilities and has access to extensive field areas available within the College of Agriculture’s Farms and Centers Network (http://cafnr.missouri.edu/research/aes.php).