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PhD position in Freshwater Community Ecology

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Lindsey Reisinger’s lab at the University of Florida is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to start in fall 2021. This is a fully funded position including tuition and a competitive stipend.

Research in the lab focuses on freshwater community ecology, crayfish and other benthic invertebrates, behavioral ecology, invasive species, and disease ecology. The research topic for this position is flexible and will be designed by the graduate student and Dr. Reisinger, but it will be relevant to the research focus of the lab

Potential research topics include:

  • The effects of prescribed fire on wetland benthic invertebrate communities
  • Invasive crayfish behavioral traits and effects on stream ecosystems
  • Parasite effects on the behavior and success of aquatic invasive species

Candidates must have prior research experience and be comfortable working as part of a team and working in the field around aquatic environments.

If interested, please contact Dr. Lindsey Reisinger at and provide a cover letter describing your research experience, interests, and professional goals and a CV that includes your GPA. Students from underrepresented backgrounds in ecology are especially encouraged to apply.

Lindsey Reisinger’s lab is in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program within the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida.