The Center for Water Policy is seeking candidates for a two-year funded Water Policy and Science Communications Graduate Student Research Fellowship, while earning a master’s degree from the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.
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The Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University invites applications for a full-time, academic year (nine-month), tenure-track Assistant Professor position in any physical or ecological discipline contributing to Watershed Science. We seek candidates who conduct innovative, interdisciplinary, and quantitative research that builds on our department's strengths in hydrology, fish ecology, aquatic ecology, wetland ecology, geomorphology, global change biology, climate science, water quality, and restoration of aquatic ecosystems.
Research assistantships are available in Great Plains fish ecology for spring (January, 2024) at the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit within the Division of Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. These opportunities combine basic ecology and applied conservation.
The Lake Champlain Research Institute at SUNY Plattsburgh seeks a graduate assistant to work on the Northeastern RSGCN stonefly assessment project, focusing on stonefly systematics and conservation in the Northeastern US.
We are seeking an enthusiastic PhD student to be co-advised by Drs John Morse and Brandon Peoples at Clemson University. This NSF-funded project will investigate how multiple dimensions of caddisfly diversity (taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic) respond to anthropogenic stressors across continents.
The Department of Geography has an active faculty with a wide array of specializations, including Earth & Environment, Geographic Information Systems & Geovisualization, Nature & Society, Culture, Space, & Society, Globalization & International Development, and Data Science. The project objectives are to parse drivers of greenhouse gas concentration and flux patterns in rivers across the United States in order to produce continuous estimates of gas flux. We consider differences in groundwater contributions, physical drivers (i.e. gas exchange), water chemistry parameters, and aerobic vs. anaerobic metabolism. There are two scales to the project: analyzing these patterns across NEON sites using published data, and complementing these point-measurements with an estimate of longitudinal heterogeneity in GHG patterns and drivers at our local site, New Hope Creek, where we are complementing measurements of GHG concentrations and flux (using floating chambers) with measurements of discharge, reaeration, and geomorphology.
Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens and Dr. Stephen Bollens, Co-Directors of the Aquatic Ecology Lab at Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, USA have one paid position available for a new master’s degree student to start in August 2024 (or potentially earlier in the summer). This M.S. assistantship will specifically support a student to conduct research related to the feeding dynamics of native freshwater mussels (i.e., grazing on phytoplankton and microzooplankton) in the lower Columbia River. The academic position will officially begin in August 2024, however there is an opportunity to begin the position in summer 2024, prior to the start of the Fall 2024 semester.
Modeling hydrological outcomes of stream and valley floor Restoration
The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (Post-Doc) with quantitative experience in hydrology – especially development of reach- to watershed-scale water budgets and groundwater flow modeling. The Post-Doc will be engaged in a highly collaborative multi-agency monitoring and analysis effort to determine the effects of watershed-scale restoration project in Meadow Creek, a tributary of the Grande Ronde River in NE Oregon.
The Carey Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech is recruiting two graduate students in freshwater ecosystem science to start at the Ph.D. level in January 2024 or August 2024. We seek enthusiastic and self-motivated students to study lake and reservoir water quality in a fun and highly collaborative lab environment, and encourage interested students to read through the resources on our website (https://carey.biol.vt.edu/?page_id=90) to learn more about our group and how to apply.
The Pease Lab at the University of Missouri is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work collaboratively with the National Park Service (NPS) on Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) management in NPS park units across the Midwest Region. The selected individual will act as a liaison between National Park Service staff and University of Missouri to develop a regional early detection and rapid response plan.