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Ph.D position in aquatic ecology

Graduate & Postdoc
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The Department of Biology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (MS) in Biology and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health Science degrees. Terui lab at UNCG ( seeks to understand spatial processes that support biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. Our current research includes, but not limited to, the causes and consequences of plastic dispersal, the role of ecosystem complexity in driving population/community dynamics in rivers, and energy flows across aquatic-terrestrial food webs. We use theoretical, statistical, and field-based approaches to address fundamental and applied questions in spatial ecology.

We are currently looking for PhD students starting Fall 2020. Students who are interested in spatial/dispersal ecology in freshwater ecosystems are encouraged to apply. Our research involves fieldwork, quantitative analysis of existing datasets (e.g., Bayesian statistical models), and mathematical modeling. Therefore, we welcome diverse applicants with different experience and strengths. Previous experience in fieldwork in aquatic environments and/or programming in R is a plus.

If interested, please contact me ( with (1) your CV, (2) a one-page research statement describing your previous research experiences and interests, and (3) the names and contacts of three referees by the end of October. The departmental deadline for submitting the application to the graduate studies is December 15, 2019. If the student is accepted into the graduate program, there is the possibility for financial and tuition support in the form of teaching or research assistantships. For details, please see: