The Colombo Lab ( at Eastern Illinois University seeks a motivated student to assess the recruitment of the invasive Asian Carp in tributaries of the Illinois and Wabash Rivers. The overall aim of this project is to assess if Asian Carp are reproducing in tributaries and if they are how large does a tributary need to be for recruitment. Students with experience in fisheries sampling are especially encouraged to apply.

This project is part of a collaboration between the University of Illinois’ Natural History survey and EIU. As such the successful applicant will be co-advised by Dr. David Wahl.

Minimum Requirements: GPA > 3.0 and GRE > 309
Preferred Requirements: Experience with fisheries research methods
Benefits: Full Tuition Wavier and stipend ($15,360/year). Funding available for travel to conferences.
Application Deadline: 27 March 2015

How to Apply:
Send Letter of application; CV; all undergraduate transcripts
(unofficial okay); GRE scores; and three letters of recommendation to
Dr. Robert Colombo (