PhD Assistantship in ecological networks ~

4 de febrero de 2008

PhD Assistantship in ecological networks

The University of Toledo
Department of Environmental Sciences
Toledo, OH, USA

A position is available at the PhD level for Fall 2008 to conduct research on the application of
ecological networks for assessing the sustainability of ecosystem services in the Great Lakes
area. With freshwater availability as an increasing global concern, the Great Lakes region is an
important focus for innovative ideas on how to manage ecosystem services for future use.
Research will primarily focus on developing quantitative models using existing data. In order to
link ecological services to human systems, the graduate student will be expected to collaborate
with researchers in other departments and agencies. Support is through teaching assistantships,
which require additional work of up to 20 hours a week. After the passing their qualifying exam
in year 2, the student will have the opportunity to compete for one of 4-6 NSF teaching
fellowship positions available within the Department of Environmental Sciences. NSF Fellowships
include a stipend of $30,000 and tuition waiver. Start date of August 15, 2008.

Salary: up to $20,000 per year plus tuition waiver.

Qualifications: Strong quantitative and computer skills, programming experience a plus.
Master's degree in Ecology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources, or related field is
required. Minimum academic requirements for the program are an undergraduate GPA of 3.0
and a GRE score of 1100 and 4.5 (verbal + quantitative and analytical writing, respectively).
International students are expected to have a minimum TOEFL score of 250 (computer based) or
600 (paper based).

For application materials and instructions for the Ecology graduate program, please go to the
following website:

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Ann Krause (Email:
Position will remain open until filled

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