PHD FELLOWSHIP IN STREAM ECOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

We are recruiting a PhD student to work on StreamCLIMES, a research project funded by the National Science Foundation that seeks to understand how drying affects stream ecosystems in different climates. This research project integrates field-based stream ecology and hydrology, hydrologic modeling, and spatial ecological modeling. It includes collaborators from the University of California Berkeley, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, University of Louisiana Lafayette, and Virginia Tech. 

The PhD student would be co-advised by Dr. Tom Neeson (http://neesonlab.oucreate.com) and Dr. Dan Allen (http://allenlab.org) and work primarily on the spatial ecological modeling component of the project. We are looking for a student who wants to develop a strong quantitative skill set and is interested in ecological processes and patterns at large spatial scales. The student would start in Fall 2020.

The student will be funded by a combination of research and teaching assistantships, with at least four semesters and four summers of research assistantships. The fellowship includes a full tuition waiver and health insurance, and funding is available for regular travel to scientific conferences. Students from underrepresented groups may be eligible for a Louise Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Bridge to Doctorate Fellowship through the University of Oklahoma Graduate College (http://ou.edu/gradcollege/funding/other-funding-opportunities), a program which we have had previous success recruiting students into. The student’s home department would be either the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability (http://www.ou.edu/ags/geography) or the Department of Biology (http://www.ou.edu/cas/biology), depending on the student’s fit and interests. 

If you are interested, please send contact Tom Neeson (neeson@ou.edu) or Dan Allen (dcallen@ou.edu) via an email that includes your CV and GRE scores. Review of candidates will begin on October 15 to identify top applicants, though inquiries beyond this date will continue to be reviewed.