Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

PhD opportunity  Aquatic biogeochemistry  @ UConn 

We are seeking a PhD student to join our aquatic ecology research team at the University of Connecticut beginning Summer 2024. 

The successful candidate will be supported on a USDA-funded project investigating how beaver created wetlands and modified streams alter downstream nutrient loads and greenhouse gas emissions in watersheds with variable land-use in the northeastern U.S.  

Preferred qualifications include an MS in a relevant field, experience with spatial and empirical aquatic biogeochemistry data, and strong communication skills.  

The student will be advised by Beth Lawrence (https://lawrencelabuconn.weebly.com/) and closely collaborate with Ashley Helton (http://ashleyhelton.weebly.com/) and with members of both research groups. Beth and Ashley share analytical and field lab spaces, have a proven track record of positive collaboration, and are both committed to effective graduate student mentorship and professional development.  

We encourage applicants from underrepresented groups in the environmental field and strive to create a welcoming and diverse working group.  

Interested? Please email us both (beth.lawrence@uconn.edu, ashley.helton@uconn.edu) a CV and statement of your interests by January 15, 2023; note that we will review applications as they come in.