The Valett Aquatic Ecosystem Laboratory at the University of Montana, Missoula, is accepting application from students interested in pursuing a PhD in Ecosystem Ecology through the Division of Biological Sciences.
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The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) seeks to support a Research Fellow that will develop creative and promising solutions for population-level control of zebra mussels in Minnesota lakes. Established zebra mussel populations can wreak havoc on lake ecosystems and while spot treatments exist, no options are currently available for large-scale control. Building on ongoing research in the areas of chemical, biological and genetic control, MAISRC aims to advance the science in one or more of those areas and move towards real-world application.
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is seeking applicants to develop a leading research and education program focused on ecological analytics and the advancement of natural resource management using data derived from an Internet of Things (IoT) (https://ag.purdue.edu/fnr/Pages/positionAssistProf_IOT.aspx).
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School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS)
Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)
Two MS assistantships are available in January 2019 to study stream fish ecology at Tennessee Tech University. One position will be focused on the ecological effects of freshwater fish migrations, using buffalo (Ictiobus spp.) spawning migrations in the Citico Creek system of eastern Tennessee as a model system. Anticipated project objectives include quantification of nutrients contributed to Citico Creek via buffalo excretion, eggs, and carcasses, and comparison of these nutrient inputs with background nutrient levels.
Anticipated start date: January 2019
Research will focus on advancing our understanding of: 1) relationships between spatial patterns of early life history and recruitment of fishes in the Upper Mississippi River, and 2) the role of tributaries in supporting large river fish populations.
Qualifications include M.S. in Fisheries, Aquatic Ecology, or related field, strong written and oral communication skills and strong analytical skills. Experience with fish sampling in large rivers and otolith microchemistry is desirable but not required.