Student Opportunity Announcements

Graduate Positions, Lake Erie

Graduate
Positions

 

Aquatic Ecosystems- Carbon Budget – Lake Erie

 

 

We are seeking highly motivated
graduate students to participate in a NSERC-funded Strategic grant linking regime shifts to carbon dynamics in
Lake Erie.
Three graduate positions will be based at Trent University in Peterborough,
ON, Canada as part of the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program (
http://www.trentu.ca/els/).
One graduate position will be based at the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON,
Canada as part of the Great Lakes Environmental Science Graduate Program (http://www1.uwindsor.ca/glier/).  This is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary
project and interested candidates should have a background in one or several of
the fields of ecology, limnology, environmental science, toxicology, analytical
chemistry or environmental chemistry. Candidates should be able to work as part
of a large interdisciplinary team, and be willing to conduct research in both the
field and laboratory. The projects will be highly integrated and will include:

· Carbon balance, nutrients and biogeochemistry

· Food web stoichiometry, zooplankton

· Primary production and contaminant transfer

The positions would ideally begin
between Jan 1, 2014 and May 1, 2014. The graduate positions are intended to be
funded at the Ph.D. level but we will consider exceptional M.Sc. candidates.
For consideration, please send to one of the contacts below by e-mail: a letter
of intent, a statement of interests, unofficial transcripts, a c.v. and the
contact information for 3 references.

 

Contacts:

o  
Dr. Marguerite
Xenopoulos (mxenopoulos@trentu.ca), Department of Biology, Trent University

o  
Dr. Paul Frost
(paulfrost@trentu.ca), Department of Biology, Trent University  

o  
Dr. Doug
Haffner (haffner@uwindsor.ca) Great Lakes Institute of Environmental Resources,
University of Windsor