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PhD opportunities in phytoplankton phenology 

The Morales-Williams Lab at the University of Vermont Rubenstein School seeks a postdoctoral researcher and PhD student to work on a new NSF Macrosystems-funded project investigating the influence of warming winters on year-round phytoplankton phenology and ecosystem function.  
 
FALL 2024 PHD OPPORTUNITY: INFLUENCE OF WARMING WINTERS ON PHYTOPLANKTON PHENOLOGY & ECOSYSTEM FUNCTION 
 

We are currently seeking a a PhD student to work on an NSF-funded project investigating the influence of changing winter dynamics on year-round phytoplankton phenology and ecosystem function. This is part of a larger collaborative project with partners from University of Missouri, Cornell, SUNY New Paltz, and University of Colorado-Boulder. The project will integrate experimental approaches in aquatic mesocosms at the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory with a larger scale study of more than 30 lakes across the U.S. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about influences of climate change on phytoplankton community ecology and functional diversity. Previous M.S. research in a related field is preferred but not required. Applications will be considered for start dates in either fall 2024 or spring 2025. To apply for this position, please send your C.V. and brief statement of interest to ana.morales@uvm.edu no later than Nov 1, 2023. More information on the Rubenstein School graduate program in Natural Resources and the formal application process can be found here: https://www.uvm.edu/rsenr/graduate_programs.  
 
For more information, please see our website (https://bit.ly/3LSZKAu) or contact Dr. Morales-Williams at ana.morales@uvm.edu.