Dr. Marj Brooks seeks a Master’s student for an integrative project investigating how novel and sustainable human recreation can inhibit harmful algal blooms. The investigation centers on several interesting questions about how phytoplankton communities and nutrient cycling are changed by forms of recreation that aerate and cool freshwaters or promote wetland sequestration of nutrients. Your work will make the difference in restoring hyper-eutrophic systems. The work is highly collaborative bringing together students from zoology, engineering, microbial ecology, architecture, and human health.
The primary criteria for this graduate position are scientific curiosity, and a passionate work ethic for making a difference in conservation ecology and restoration science.
Although the job could begin 15 August 2017, the position will be held open for the right applicant until 15 January 2018.
Interested applicants send your C.V. and unofficial transcript to:
Dr. Marjorie L Brooks
Biogeochemistry and Aquatic Ecology Lab
Dept of Zoology
Southern Illinois University
To submit an application, go to the SIU Graduate School at http://gradschool.siu.edu/academics/.