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Graduate Research at the University of Toledo


Graduate Research Position in Fish Ecology


A graduate position is available for the Spring 2015 semester in The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Toledo  The goal of the student project is to assess trophic transfer to fisheries in relation to Lake Erie’s spatially-structured drivers including: West to East gradient in productivity, inshore vs. offshore gradients, and qualitative and quantitative differences between the Western and Central Basins.  Data collected as part of a USGS intensive sampling initiative on Lake Erie will be available.  The student would work with UT faculty, USGS researchers and agency partners.

Student support consists of an RA stipend, student medical insurance, coverage of some fees, and a tuition waiver.  MS stipend is $18,400 and PhD is 22,400.  Two years of funding are available.  Primary consideration will be given to students applying at the MS level, however students with highly relevant background applying at the PhD level will be considered.

A successful applicant will have background in ecology, fisheries, quantitative biology, or statistics. Good quantitative skills and a desire to learn a variety of statistical analysis and ecological modeling techniques is required.  If you have questions contact Dr. Christine Mayer or Dr. Song Qian,  Please provide a cover letter outlining your interests and background relevant to the project, GPA, GRE scores, and research experience.

To Apply

The application process can be initiated at  The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator and is committed to increasing the diversity of our campus.

Dr. Christine Mayer
Professor, University of Toledo
Department of Environmental Sciences and Lake Erie Center

419 530-8377 (LEC) 419 530-4570 (campus)