|Agency, Location||USM Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, MS|
|Salary||$22,800-$24,000/year + tuition|
The project focuses on the recruitment, growth, and health of oysters in Mississippi Sound as part of a large restoration program following the 2019 mass mortality due to opening of the Bonnet Carré spillway. The project includes following the re-establishment and development of Dermo disease after its eradication from the region in 2019. The project will be integrated with a Dermo monitoring program ongoing since 2016 in support of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources which is evaluating the re-establishment of Dermo on the natural reefs of Mississippi Sound. The successful candidate will develop a masters or dissertation project on the subject. The research is supported by the Engineer Research and Development Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.
BS or MS in marine science, fisheries, or related field; competency in mathematics or statistics, and numerical modeling; GREs in the upper 50th percentiles; GPA above 3.0.
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Dr. Eric Powell ([email protected])