We are recruiting a Ph.D. student to study temporal patterns in hydrology and biogeochemistry of streams in the Harms lab, Department of Biology & Wildlife/Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The student will contribute to a collaborative project to uncover hydrologic drivers of ecosystem production, nutrient dynamics, and food chain length. The student’s contribution to the project will include field work in Arizona to measure whole-stream metabolism and nutrient uptake. The student will additionally conduct statistical analyses to investigate influences of long- and short-term patterns in climate on watershed biogeochemistry.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks includes a large concentration of researchers addressing the effects of climate change at high-latitudes. There are opportunities for students to conduct research with the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological research program, focused on the boreal forest of Interior Alaska, and at the Toolik Field Station, located in arctic tundra.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Tamara Harms with a brief summary of research interests and experience with ecosystem ecology, including field work. The position would begin spring semester 2016 and applications to the graduate program for spring admission are due 9/15/15. Application information is available from the Dept. of Biology & Wildlife. Applicants who have earned an M.S. in a related field are preferred, particularly those with demonstrated experience or interest in statistical tools and field experience in stream ecology including metabolism or nutrient dynamics.