Subject: PhD Assistantship available: Arctic Ecology
The McLaren Lab at the University of Texas at El Paso is looking for
graduate students interested in working at the intersection of ecosystem and
community ecology. A PhD position is available on an NSF-funded project
examining the role of small mammals on carbon cycling in arctic tundra. This
project will use a combination of field experiments with manipulations of
mammal densities, measurements of plant and soil responses, and modeling and
is a collaboration with faculty at Columbia University, Towson University,
University of New Hampshire and the Marine Biological Laboratory. The
project will involve summer field work in Alaska at Toolik Field Station,
Barrow and Nome. The PhD student will assist with data collection for the
larger project while developing his/her own dissertation project in
conjunction with our research questions. The student will be support through
a combination of RAships and TAships.
Qualified candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. (preferred) in Ecology,
Biology, Environmental Science or related field, and show a strong interest
in plant ecology, ecosystem ecology or biogeochemistry. Ideal candidates
will have some previous research experience in field ecology, a strong work
ethic, be able to work independently and with a field crew, and availability
to begin in June 2017.
More information about my lab at UT El Paso is available at
www.jenniemclaren.com More information about the Department of Biological
Sciences and its graduate programs can be found at
Applications for graduate school are due Feb 1 but students are encouraged
to contact me well in advance of that date.
Interested students should send a c.v. and short statement of research
interests to Jennie McLaren at email@example.com prior to applying.