|Title||PhD Assistantship – Assessing Agricultural BMP Efficacy Relative to Conservation of Stream Biota|
|Agency, Location||Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA|
|Salary||$24,500 – $25,700/year plus tuition|
Lead studies of relationships among watershed features, sediment/nutrient loading, water/habitat quality, and biotic communities to assess BMP effectiveness. Conduct field and modeling studies to relate BMP implementation to conservation of stream species. Analyze data, write reports, give presentations, publish papers, and complete coursework.
MSin stream ecology or related discipline, with landscape and conservation perspectives; working knowledge of water/habitat quality, sediment/nutrient dynamics, and watershed models; ability to work independently and publish findings; strong writing, speaking, statistical, and spatial-analysis skills; highly motivated.
Ad Closing Date: 1 March 2019
Send letter of interest, vitae, GREs, writing sample (e.g., first-authored paper), and contacts for three references to:
Paul Angermeier, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321; 540-231-4501; [email protected].