Ph.D. Research Assistantship in Aquatic Ecology ~

7 de marzo de 2005

Ph.D. Research Assistantship in Aquatic Ecology

A Ph.D. research assistantship is available on a collaborative NSF research project with Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur (Wright State University) and Dr. Jake Vander Zanden (University of Wisconsin, Madison). Lake edges are a nexus of human-ecosystem interactions and may harbor the majority of freshwater biodiversity. This collaborative project will describe the changes in littoral contributions to lake food webs across a lake-size gradient and compare biotic diversity and patterns of energy flow in littoral versus pelagic habitats.
Field research will be conducted each summer at the University of Wisconsin Trout Lake Station in Northern Wisconsin. The study lakes are part of the North Temperate Lakes Long-Term Ecological Research Site. There are rich opportunities at Trout Lake Station for interactions with students and researchers from University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of Notre Dame, and other universities. During the academic year the student will be based at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and will participate in the multi-disciplinary Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program.
Five years of support are available beginning May 2005. This includes a three year Research Assistantship on the project grant and two years of support from the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program.
Qualifications: A masters degree in some area of Ecology is desired. However, highly competitive students with a Bachelor degree and research experience are also encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be willing to become SCUBA certified. The Environmental Sciences Ph.D. at Wright State University is a multi-disciplinary program with faculty in Biology, Geology, Chemistry, and Physics.
Contact Information: Send inquiries to Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur at Wright State University ( Final approval for the position is contingent on acceptance into the Environmental Sciences Ph.D. program.
Yvonne Vadeboncoeur
Department of Biological Sciences
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: (937) 775-2657
Fax: (937) 775-3320

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