A Ph.D. assistantship is available to study nutrient dynamics of watersheds and freshwater ecosystems in the boreal forest. Research would focus on interior Alaska, in collaboration with the Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program. Potential research topics include hydrologic or gaseous nitrogen export from ecosystems subject to permafrost loss or disturbance. Prospective students should contact Dr. Harms (email@example.com) and include a brief description of research interests, experience, and academic preparation. The application deadline for the graduate program in the Department of Biology & Wildlife (http://www.bw.uaf.edu/graduates/index.php) is Jan 15 2018. An M.S. or significant ecology-related work experience following a bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants should have strong academic backgrounds in natural science, prior research experience, and demonstrated interests in ecosystem ecology or biogeochemistry.