Graduate Research Opportunities in Freshwater Algae - Fall 2003

Morgan Vis vis-chia at
Wed Oct 30 10:58:39 EST 2002

Two graduate assistantships (M.S. or Ph.D.) will be available 
Fall 2003 to work on research projects concerning freshwater 
algae in streams.  The first project will investigate the nutritional
importance of benthic algae in stream food webs, using 
biochemical and
stoichiometric markers. The second project is expected to focus 
on the
biogeography and molecular systematics of freshwater brown algae
(Phaeophyceae).  Both projects will employ field and laboratory
approaches.  Prospective students should have experience in algal
culture, molecular techniques, and/or freshwater ecology.

Funding will be provided either as Research or Teaching
assistantships, depending on availability of funds (T.A.-ships are
funded) and student background.  The work will be based at the Louis
Calder Center - Biological Field Station of Fordham University.  We
have well equipped laboratories with a range of analytical, aquatic
ecology, algal culture, molecular and microscopy equipment available
for these projects.  Details of the station can be found at: . - Stipends will range between
$15,000 to $17,000 per year, plus full tuition remission.

- For any questions, please contact me by email (wehr at or
by writing: Dr. John D. Wehr, Louis Calder Center - Biological
Station, Fordham University, PO Box 887, Armonk, NY 10504.

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