M.S. and Ph.D. positions in aquatic ecology and/or paleoecology are available in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo (http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/) under the direction of Prof. Trisha Spanbauer (https://www.trishaspanbauer.com/). Our lab employs traditional paleontological methods combined with molecular techniques to better understand rates and types of environmental change, population and community ecology of phytoplankton over a range of time scales, and anthropogenic impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Immediate projects include researching Lake Erie environmental issues and the investigation of DNA preserved in lake sediments. Opportunities are available for local and regional fieldwork. Information about the graduate program can be found at http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/grad/ and funding information can be found at http://www.utoledo.edu/nsm/envsciences/grad/financial.html. We are recruiting students for Fall 2020. Contact Dr. Trisha Spanbauer (Trisha.Spanbauer@utoledo.edu) for further information. Including a CV and research interests will help mediate our conversation.
The University of Toledo is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, dual-career professionals and covered veterans.