We are seeking undergraduates or college graduates interested in research to understand ecosystem function in soils, streams, and lakes, and how arctic tundra will respond to climate change.
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Summer 2018 (duration dependent on availability, maximum May 1 to October 30)
The Marcarelli Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology Lab is searching for a motivated student in Ecology, Biology, or Environmental Science for a NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position. The student will work closely with Dr. Marcarelli and her graduate students to study the balance between nitrogen fixation and denitrification in streams and rivers. The REU student will design a research project, conduct field work, analyze samples and data, and synthesize findings related to the core questions of this project:
Six courses related to algae/diatoms/paleolimnology are being offered in Summer 2018 at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. Classes target advanced undergraduates, grad students., post-docs, teachers, and professionals. There is also a class for high school students with the opportunity to earn college credit.
ECOLOGY AND SYSTEMATICS OF DIATOMS
15 May – 08 June 2018
Instructors: Mark Edlund, Sylvia Lee
Where: CMU Biological Station on Beaver Island, Michigan
Course: BIO 597z5 Applied molecular ecology and bioinformatics (1 credit or non-credit workshop)
Description: An examination of techniques related to monitoring and surveillance of aquatic ecosystems. Techniques include aquatic sampling, sample processing, and data analysis of molecular ecology data (from eDNA to microbial ecology).
Dates: May 10th to 15th 2018
Cost: $375 for one credit workshop, $650 for 2 credit (not including room and board)
Job description: The Wyoming Natural Diversity Database (WYNDD) at the University of Wyoming is hiring a technician to assist with surveys for native mussels in Wyoming. Surveys will primarily occur in the eastern drainages of Wyoming. The crew is based in Laramie, but we will travel to and camp (tents and/or camper) at field sites. Technicians will survey for mussels using several techniques (snorkeling, viewing tubes and tactile searches).
Undergraduate research opportunity to work as part of a team exploring the consequences of climate-induced species range shifts on ecosystem functioning (e.g., nutrient cycling) in subalpine ponds in the Colorado Rockies. The position provides a weekly stipend, housing, meals, travel to the site, and participation in a REU Training and Responsible Conduct of Research Program beginning as early as mid May and ending in mid August.
Visiting Assistant Scientist, Stream Ecologist - Illinois Natural History Survey, located in Champaign, Illinois. Primary position function is to conduct fish sampling, habitat surveys, and analysis of fish and macroinvertebrate data throughout Illinois waterways. For full position announcement and to apply, create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload cover letter with statement of research interests, CV, and contact information for three references. Deadline: March 07, 2018.
REU RESEARCH: This is a call for a motivated undergraduate student interested in aquatic research. The student will spend ten weeks during the summer of 2018 in the field and lab gaining first-hand research experience in the following tasks:
- Collecting field samples of algae, especially diatoms.
- Culturing diatom communities in artificial streams.
- Imaging diatoms using light microscopy and SEM.
- Enumerating diatom samples to characterize community assemblage.
- Mapping a streambed with side-scan sonar.