We have an opening for a PhD student to work on NSF-funded research on the ecosystem consequences of species range shifts in high elevation ponds in the Rocky Mountains. The project is a collaborative effort with Co-PIs Scott Wissinger (Allegheny College) and Brad Taylor (North Carolina State University).
The student will work with our team at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) to conduct a series of experiments to understand how novel communities arising from climate-induced range shifts influence the breakdown and assimilation of detritus in pond food webs. Developing complementary lines of research is encouraged, as is co-mentoring undergraduate student research projects and contributing to teaching.
The position includes stipend, tuition allowance & health insurance at the University of Maine, and room and board and travel to and from the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab for 10 weeks per summer.
Come and join us! Click here for how to apply.