The Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University is seeking a geospatial ecologist/watershed modeler to complement the existing Faculty and Principal Investigators at AWRI. A Ph.D.
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Illinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cross Lab: Department of Ecology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
A PhD (1) and MS (1) assistantship are available under the supervision of Dr. Dave Zanatta and Dr. Daelyn Woolnough in the Institute for Great Lakes Research and Department of Biology at Central Michigan University (CMU). The projects that the students will be involved with are funded by the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and is a collaboration between CMU, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Michigan Dept.
The Centre for Freshwater Ecosystems (CFE) conducts research in the following areas to assist in the management of freshwater resources for beneficial ecological outcomes:
Two PhD research assistantships are available at Tennessee Tech University to study nutrient cycling and water quality improvement within agricultural wetlands. This work is part of a large multi-university and interdisciplinary project assessing the structural and functional recovery of wetlands transitioning from agricultural fields. Study sites are located across Tennessee and Kentucky. This research will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus cycling at scales from core incubations to whole wetland measurements.
The Walker Lab at Middle Tennessee State University is currently seeking a Ph.D. student to advance research on a project focused on the assessment of whether restoration, implemented through the wetland restoration program, enhances essential wetland functions in the lower Mississippi River Basin States. Wetland microbial communities regulate nutrient removal and sequestration (Scholz and Lee 2005).
The Walker Lab at Middle Tennessee State University is currently seeking a MSc student to advance research on a project focused on characterizing the endangered duskytail darter nest/mussel microbiome community and its tentative function to gain an understanding of its role in innate immunity.