We have openings in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University for 3 PhD students starting January 2021. Selected students will be supported on research assistantships and will develop PhD research projects that address important management issues in the Great Lakes. Examples include assessing the ecological effects of eutrophication in nearshore habitats in Lake Superior, projecting climate change impacts on larval fish dispersal in Lake Michigan and understanding how seasonal hypoxia influences fish distribution and movement patterns in Lake Erie.
Successful applicants will have experience with or strong interest in developing statistical and process models with the goal of informing fisheries and ecosystem management. An ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with a variety of agencies and collaborators is also strongly desired.