Two PhD Positions in Aquatic Ecology

Hood Lab, Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and

Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University

I am 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 focused

on: (a) nutrient cycling and metabolism in rivers, (b) the influence of

nutrient loading and climate change on Lake Erie plankton communities, (c)

the interactive effects of temperature and nutrients on autotrophic

metabolism. Interested candidates should review our website ( and contact Jim Hood for more


The ideal candidates will be highly motivated and honest 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=E2=80=99s degree is preferred, but not r=


Financial support is available through a combination of research

assistantships, competitive fellowships, and teaching assistantships.

If interested, please email Jim Hood ( a single PDF

containing (1) a statement of interest, (2) a CV, and (3) contact

information for your three references. On* 1 November 2017

<http://airmail.calendar/2017-11-01%2012:00:00%20EDT>*, I will begin

reviewing candidate applications and invite selected applicants to apply to

the department. The department’s application deadline is *1 December 2017