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Paid MS assistantship to study invertebrate community response to substrate augmentation

Graduate & Postdoc
Expiration Date: 

We are seeking a motivated student to pursue a MS at University of Missouri, Columbia. The successful applicant will be expected to take on a research project focused on the response of the invertebrate community to gravel augmentation within the context of a larger, collaborative project with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The study will be conducted at East Fork Black River, in the Ozarks, where a dam has disrupted the downstream flow of sediments. The successful applicant will join a research effort to evaluate the potential for long-term gravel addition downstream of the dam to promote aquatic community recovery across multiple trophic levels.

The position will be supported by research and teaching assistantships that cover stipend (~$21.8K annually), tuition, and health benefits. Preference will be given to candidates familiar with entomology and ecosystem ecology. A B.S. in biology, ecology, fisheries and wildlife or a related field and GPA >3.0 is required.

Preferred start date is Fall 2018, with the opportunity to start working this summer. For further information on the Water Resources Graduate Emphasis Area in the School of Natural Resources at MU, including application requirements, please visit:

To apply, please send to Dr. Alba Argerich ( 1) cover letter outlining your background, expertise, and interests, 2) recent CV, and 3) unofficial transcripts.


Alba Argerich

Assistant Professor

School of Natural Resources

303K Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211

Phone (573) 882-1489

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