M.S. or Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship in Community Ecology at the University
of Alabama

The Howeth Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University
of Alabama invites applications for a M.S. or Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship
in community ecology beginning Spring or Fall 2015.  A highly motivated
student is sought to study (1) the influence of metacommunity dynamics on
the establishment, spread, and impact of non-native species, using aquatic
communities as a model system OR (2) metacommunity dynamics of aquatic taxa
among forest ponds in different stages of succession. Interested students
should send an e-mail to Dr. Jennifer Howeth (jghoweth@ua.edu)
with “Graduate Assistantship” in the title, and include their CV, statement
of research interests, writing sample, GRE scores, unofficial copies of
undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references by
November 5, 2014. Qualified applicants will be invited to apply to the
Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama by the
December 5, 2014 departmental deadline. The Department of Biological
Sciences offers Graduate Teaching Assistantships and competitive
fellowships to support admitted students. Departmental Aquatic Biology
Fellowships for Ph.D. students may be available to highly qualified

Relevant Links:
University of Alabama: www.ua.edu
Department of Biological Sciences: http://bsc.ua.edu/
Howeth Laboratory: http://bsc.ua.edu/jennifer-howeth/
Center for Freshwater Studies: http://as.ua.edu/cfs/

Tuscaloosa, Alabama is a vibrant university community with numerous
cultural and recreational opportunities available. The newly constructed
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, located on the banks of the Black Warrior River
and just minutes from the UA campus, brings a variety of shows and
musicians to the city. Recreational activities such as canoeing and hiking
are quite popular in the nearby Black Warrior and Sipsey River natural
protected areas, and the Talladega National Forest.

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