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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Graduate Assistantships in Aquatic Ecology, Ohio State
*Graduate Research Assistantships (Multiple Ph.D. & M.S. Positions)*
*The Ohio State University - Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL)*
*Drs. James E. Bauer, Stuart A. Ludsin, & Elizabeth A. Marschall*
Openings are available for M.S. and Ph.D. students to conduct basic and
applied research in aquatic ecology in a variety of systems using field,
laboratory, experimental, and modeling approaches. Research topics include:
* 1)* exploring life-history traits and optimal energy and parental effort
allocation in a changing environment (*Marschall*); *2) *understanding how
population structure, community and ecosystem processes, and abiotic factors
interact to drive recruitment of top predators (e.g., largemouth bass,
hybrid striped bass) in Ohio reservoirs (*Marschall/Ludsin*);
*3)*identifying factors that regulate population dynamics and life-history
strategies of *Chaoborus* (a predatory invertebrate) and its role in driving
community dynamics, energy flow, and fish recruitment in Ohio reservoirs (*
Ludsin*); *4)* understanding the genetic and ecological basis, as well as
associated costs, for coping with environmental stress in animals
*5)* better understanding the biogeochemical cycling of carbon and
associated elements in aquatic systems including lakes, rivers, estuaries,
and coastal ocean waters (*Bauer*); *6)* quantitatively evaluating the
sources of autochthonous and allochthonous materials supporting aquatic food
webs, using isotopic and biogeochemical approaches (*Bauer*); and
*7)*assessing the roles of biotic (e.g., microbial) and abiotic (e.g.,
factors in controlling the cycling and fate of dissolved and particulate
organic matter in different aquatic systems (*Bauer*).
*Location*: Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of
students, post-docs, visiting scholars, and faculty at The Ohio State
University's Aquatic Ecology Laboratory (AEL) within the Department of
Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB).
*Qualifications: * Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and
capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative
groups. A degree in biology, ecology, biogeochemistry, chemistry, general
aquatic sciences, or a related field is desired. Students must have strong
writing and quantitative skills.
*Salary:* ~$2,050/month plus full tuition waiver and some health benefits.
Full support will be provided for the entire degree program.
*Start date:* Summer or fall 2011.
*How to apply:* EEOB graduate application procedures and forms can be found
* and OSU Graduate School requirements at http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/.
The deadline for all graduate admissions applications is January 15, 2011.
International and U.S. applicants seeking University Fellowship support (
http://gradadmissions.osu.edu/OSUFellowships.htm) must submit official
applications by Nov. 30, 2010 and Jan. 15, 2011, respectively.
As part of the AEL's unofficial screening of interested applicants, please
email to Drs. Jim Bauer ([log in to unmask]), Stuart Ludsin
([log in to unmask]), or Elizabeth Marschall ([log in to unmask]): 1) a
letter of interest that briefly describes your educational and research
background, indicates which research topics interest you most, and specifies
if you are interested in pursuing a M.S. or Ph.D.; and 2) a resume (or
curriculum vitae) that also includes your GPA, GRE scores, and (if
applicable) TOEFL/TSE scores.
screening of interested applicants will begin during late November.
*Contact information: *For additional information, visit
http://www.ael.osu.edu/ or contact Drs. Bauer, Ludsin, or Marschall at the
above email addresses (or by regular mail at Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, The
Ohio State University, 1314 Kinnear Road, 227 Research Center, Columbus, OH