Summer REU position, 2016 by Tamara Harms

We are recruiting an undergraduate research assistant to work on a study linking streamflow and nutrient dynamics to food chain length of Arizona streams.
The student will be part of a team of researchers working to measure whole-stream metabolism and nutrient uptake, and sampling stream food webs from algae to fish. The position will include an opportunity to conduct an independent research project.

Interested students should contact Dr. Tamara Harms ( and include: 1) summary of research interests and experience, 2) list of relevant coursework, and 3) CV

Ph.D. position by Tamara Harms

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.



Water tracks and boreal biogeochemistry presentations from the lab at AGU by Tamara Harms

H12D-06 Long-Term Trends in Stream Biogeochemistry and Hydrology in Watersheds Underlain with Discontinuous Permafrost in the Boreal Forest of Alaska
Jeremy Jones, Tamara Harms
Monday, December 15, 2014 11:35 AM - 11:50 AM
Moscone West 3022

H31F-0674 Hydrologic Connectivity in Headwater Catchments Underlain by Continuous Permafrost: Hydrological, Thermal and Biogeochemical Patterns
Sarah Godsey, Caitlin Rushlow, Tamara Harms
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Moscone West Poster Hall

B43B-0236 Hydrology and biogeochemistry of zero-order channels draining arctic hillslopes
Tamara Harms, Sarah Godsey, Emily Longano, Sarah Ludwig, Rebecca Risser, Caitlin Rushlow
Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:40 PM - 06:00 PM
Moscone West Poster Hall

H51O-0827 Water storage capacity exceedance controls the timing and amount of runoff generated from Arctic hillslopes in Alaska, USA
Caitlin Rushlow, Sarah Godsey
Friday, December 19, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Moscone West Poster Hall