Ph.D. Research Assistantship in Plant Physiological Ecology

Jim Coleman jcoleman at dri.edu
Tue Jun 22 02:09:42 EST 1999

The University of Nevada-Reno in conjunction with Desert Research
Institute-Reno is accepting applications for a Ph.D. candidate with
experience in the measurement of whole plant gas exchange. The
successful candidate will cooperate with researchers on a project that
utilizes large scale mesocosms and a single plant gas exchange system
for understanding the role of plants and soils  in the biogeochemical
cycle of mercury at the ecosystem level. Recent research has indicated
that vegetation may be very important in controlling the cycling of
mercury to and from ecosystems.

This project will use the state of the art EcoCELL facilities at Desert
Research  Institute to monitor whole ecosystem mercury flux.  Ecopods,
which house multiple plants, and a single plant gas exchange system will
be used to understand plant-soil-mercury interactions on a smaller
scale.  Candidates should have a M.S.in plant biology, plant physiology
or some related field.

Poisition is available sometime after August 1, 1999 and is contingent
upon funding.  Salary is negotiable based on experience.  

Send letter of introduction, vitae, transcripts and two letters of
recommendation to: 

Dr. Mae Sexauer Gustin, Assistant Professor
Environmental and Resource Sciences Department 
University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557 
Email: msg at scs.unr.edu (775-784-4203)

Jim Coleman, Executive Director and Research Professor
NSF EPSCoR Project Director for Nevada
Biological Sciences Center
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway (NOTE NEW ADDRESS)
Reno, NV 89512-1095
775-673-7485 (FAX)
jcoleman at dri.edu

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