A funded graduate opportunity is available at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to investigate the impact of restoration on a 6 km2 urban forested watershed. Overall project goals are to determine how watershed-scale restoration influences water quality, macroinvertebrate recovery, and groundwater-surface water interactions. Applicants with interest in groundwater-surface water interactions and their relationship to stream chemistry are especially encouraged to apply. Students will pursue independent research problems within the scope of this project while supporting a multi-year water quality monitoring program in the restored watershed. Students will have access to instrumentation including laser water isotope analyzer, IC, ICP-MS, DOC analyzer, DIC/carbon isotope analyzer, and a network of instrumented monitoring wells.
B.S. or M.S. degree in a related field is required (M.S. is preferred). Applicants with a M.S. degree may enter the Ph.D. program in Infrastructure & Environmental Systems or Ph.D. program in Geography. Master’s students may enter the M.S. program in Earth Sciences. Successful applicants should have an interest in working in an interdisciplinary research environment, be creative, motivated and capable of working well both independently and cooperatively, and possess strong communication and quantitative skills. A stipend and tuition support are available.
For application information, visit http://graduateschool.uncc.edu