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PhD position in Ecology - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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We are seeking a student to pursue a PhD in ecology in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying the ecology of Lake Myvatn, Iceland. Our project involves aquatic research with a strong quantitative component. We are seeking a PhD student with interests that intersect any of the ongoing research areas in the project, including food web ecology, ecosystem function, limnology, biogeochemistry, and population dynamics. A MS degree is not a pre-requisite. We expect the PhD student to join a field team consisting of another graduate student and four interns for fieldwork during summers in Iceland. More information on this project can be found at To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your interests and research background, a curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three professional references to Tony Ives ( with ‘Lake Myvatn Ecology PhD’ in the subject line. This will initiate an informal discussion about applying formally to the Department of Integrative Biology. The selected student is expected to enroll at the UW-Madison in the fall semester of 2019, but will have the option to begin some fieldwork in the preceding summer. Funding for the student will come from a combination of teaching and research assistantships for the duration of the degree. Screening applications will begin on 20 November, 2018.