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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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)
Funding is available for a PhD student interested in a collaborative project focusing on the application of eDNA, species distribution modeling, and decision support systems to amphibian conservation science. The ideal applicant will have a strong interest in applying quantitative analyses to conservation issues and be familiar with R and GIS software, but we encourage all interested students to apply. Funding includes a stipend and waiver of tuition and fees for 4 years.
We seek a highly motivated Ph.D. student to examine questions related to invasive Rusty Crayfish biology and control in Great Lakes spawning reefs. Research will include both field (i.e., Great Lakes) and laboratory components. The student will work collaboratively with university, government, and non-government biologists. Applicants should have a M.S.