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Two PhD Positions in Aquatic Ecology

Graduate Student and Postdoc Positions
Posted: 9/13/2017
Expiration Date: 12/01/2017

Hood Lab, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

The Hood lab is recruiting two Ph.D. students interested in developing dissertations focused broadly on how global change drivers (e.g., land use, nutrient loading, climate warming, etc.) influence organisms and the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems. There is considerable flexibility in developing dissertation topics; however, I am particularly interested in recruiting students interested in several new research questions:

- Do rivers in agricultural landscapes shape the quantity, quality, and/or timing of nutrient exports to recipient ecosystems?

- How do nutrient loading and climate change interact to shape the structure and function of Lake Erie plankton communities?

- How do the interactive effects of temperature and nutrient supply on autotrophic metabolism scale from populations to communities and ecosystems?

Interested candidates should review our website (www.hoodaquaticslab.wordpress.com) and/or contact Jim Hood (hood.211@osu.edu) for more information. The ideal candidates will be highly motivated, honest, and hard-working with a strong background in ecology and freshwater science and an interest in ecosystem ecology. I seek to maintain a productive, diverse, and team-orientated lab group and especially encourage students from under-represented groups to consider joining the lab. A Master’s degree is preferred, but not required. Financial support is available through a combination of research assistantships, competitive fellowships, and teaching assistantships.

If interested, please email Jim Hood (hood.211@osu.edu) a single PDF containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for your three references. I will begin reviewing candidate applications and invite selected applicants to officially apply to the department around 1 November 2017. The department's application deadline is 1 December 2017.

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory: www.ael.osu.edu

Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology: https://eeob.osu.edu/grad/graduate-program

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