Interested in graduate school? Want to work at an exotic, remote field site near the arctic circle? Interested in the linkages between lakes and land. Then read on!
PhD Research Assistantship in Terrestrial Food Web Ecology
University of Wisconsin – Madison
We are looking for a motivated student interested in pursuing a PhD at the UW-Madison as part of the Gratton Lab studying the interactions between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This work takes place at a biologically rich and scenic area in northeast Iceland, centered on Lake Myvatn. An ideal candidate needs to have a solid background in biology or ecology, have some prior research or field experience, and be able work in Iceland for summer field work. Candidates should have interests in arthropod food web ecology, community ecology, aquatic-terrestrial linkages, linkages between below- and above-ground food webs and/or the role of arthropods in ecosystem processes.
This research is part of a broad collaborative effort including Claudio Gratton (Entomology), Tony Ives (Zoology), Randy Jackson (Agronomy), Phil Townsend (Forestry and Wildlife Ecology), and Jake Vander Zanden (Center for Limnology/Zoology) at the University of Wisconsin. Students will be applying through the Zoology program. Graduate support would include a mix of research and teaching assistantships.
To apply, please complete this cover sheet and send this with a cover letter outlining your research interests, prior experiences and why you want to go to graduate school and join our group, CV, and names of 3 references as a single pdf file to Claudio Gratton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline: Fall 2013 TBD.
If you are planning on attending the 2013 Ecological Society Meeting in Minneapolis, MN, we can try to schedule a meeting there.