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- NASA Office of STEM Engagement released the NASA Fellowship Activity 2019 – Call for Proposals – Proposals are due May 24, 2019
- Global Wetlands Project seeking PhD students to investigate biodiversity conservation, field ecology, ecological modelling, biogeography or wetlands ecology at Griffith University, Australia
- PhD in experimental plankton ecology at Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua. The project has to start in 2019. There are different project possibilities – interaction between small attached suspension feeders (e.g. ciliates) and marine snow aggregates. Sinking marine snow is one of the main processes by which the ocean removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We will explore a newly discovered mechanism by which small suspension feeders attached to snow aggregates may accelerate the rate at which the aggregate grow and sink and, thus, the rate of carbon sequestration in the ocean. There are other project possibilities and there is considerable freedom in formulating the contents of the project. Contact Thomas Kiørboe (+45 4011 1884). Apply by May 1
- Ph.D. student in demographic variation under climate change in ephemeral wetlands
- The second GEOTRACES summer school 23-28 September 2019 in Cadiz, Spain, on board of the school ship Intermares A-41. GEOTRACES summer schools aim at teaching the skills and knowledge necessary for a good understanding of the biogeochemical cycles of trace metals. General lectures will be given by 10 world-leading international scientists and practical sessions including field sampling workshops will run throughout the week. The summer school is open to 36 students. The maintenance and lodging on board of the Intermares school vessel during the course will be covered for all students. See call for applications for more info. Apply by May 15, 2019.
- 2019 Special POGO Visiting Fellowship for Ship-board Training on an Atlantic Meridional Transect (AMT) Cruise. Program is open to early career scientists, technicians, postgraduate students (PhD or MSc) and Post-doctoral Fellows involved in oceanographic work at centres in developing countries and countries with economies in transition. Apply by April 29
- Dr. Matthew J. Oliver at University of Delaware is looking for new graduate student(s) for Master’s or PhD interested biological oceanography/ecology/robots/satellites. Application dates are somewhat flexible so don’t worry about the Feb 1 deadline. Feel free to get in touch with any questions!
- PhD in experimental plankton ecology at Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua. The project has to start in 2019. There are different project possibilities – interaction between small attached suspension feeders (e.g. ciliates) and marine snow aggregates. Sinking marine snow is one of the main processes by which the ocean removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We will explore a newly discovered mechanism by which small suspension feeders attached to snow aggregates may accelerate the rate at which the aggregate grow and sink and, thus, the rate of carbon sequestration in the ocean. There are other project possibilities and there is considerable freedom in formulating the contents of the project. Contact Thomas Kiørboe (firstname.lastname@example.org); +45 4011 1884). Apply by May 1
- PhD opportunity in Australia on connecting marine science with policy and practice
- PhD position in marine biogeochemical modelling at Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement (IPSL/LSCE), Gif-sur-Yvette, France on Primary production in the subpolar North Atlantic: From historical variability to future projections – more information here
- Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) – fully funded marine, oceanographic and atmospheric undergraduate internship. The application deadline is May 31st, 2019.
- Summer REU at Northeastern’s Marine Science Center to work on salt marsh microbes. First generation and students that are under-represented in science strongly encouraged to apply. Contact Jennifer Bowen for more information.
- Undergraduate student PAID summer research opportunity at a marine science lab? Apply for our program at Bigelow Lab in Maine!
- Up to 10 funded PhD studentships are available to study ocean biogeochemistry and ecology in conjunction with the National Oceanography Centre, UK.
- Imperial College London: President’s PhD Scholarships, 2019-20 academic year. If you are a high performing undergraduate or Master’s student and have a strong desire to undertake a PhD programme at a world class research institution, you could be selected to receive full tuition fees and a generous stipend for a PhD place at Imperial College London. The President’s PhD Scholarships aims to provide up to 50 research students with great potential the opportunity to work within their chosen research field with the support of an excellent supervisor.
- Pathways to Science summer research listings
- NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU): Division of Ocean Sciences
- MSc and PhD Positions in Marine Biogeochemistry, Oceanography and Climate at Dalhousie University. The Departments of Earth Sciences and Oceanography at Dalhousie University seek candidates for multiple, fully funded MSc and PhD projects on long-term climate impacts to the marine environment and fisheries ecology of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Potential projects range from late Holocene paleoceanographic reconstructions of temperature, nutrient cycling and fish abundance; analysis of historical marine climate variability; and predictive climate-biogeochemical-ecosystem modeling.These positions leverage significant investments in ocean science at Dalhousie through the recently established Ocean Frontier Institute. Students will have access to state-of-the-art analytical laboratories and high-performance computing, opportunities to participate in research cruises to the Northwest Atlantic, and exposure to internationally recognized expertise in marine science. Projects will have a significant outreach, education and advocacy component through interaction with government and NGO end-users. Prospective candidates should have completed an undergraduate degree (for MSc candidates) or masters degree or equivalent (for PhD candidates) with a minimum “A minus” average (GPA of 3.7 on a 4.3 scale). To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and academic transcripts to any of the following prospective supervisors:
Dr. Markus Kienast; Paleoceanography; email@example.com
Dr. Owen Sherwood; Isotope Biogeochemistry; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Eric Oliver; Physical Oceanography; email@example.com
Dr. Katja Fennel; Modeling; firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Summer Courses at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) Apply by April 30 (extended).
Contact: email@example.com. All students are eligible to apply for scholarships and may obtain academic credit for these courses, pending exchange of information between BIOS and the student’s home institution.
Modern Observational Oceanography (June 30 – July 20)
Instructors: Professor Nicholas Bates (BIOS & University of Southampton), Dr. Rod Johnson (BIOS) and Ruth Curry (WHOI & BIOS)
Modern Observational Oceanography integrates lectures, laboratory training, and fieldwork to introduce students to current research questions and the observational methods used to investigate them. Themes will include carbon and nutrient cycling, carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and the spatial/temporal scales of physical ocean processes. Students will collect samples and utilize various sensors and instrumentation locally at the BIOS dock, on a 2-day research cruise aboard the R/V Atlantic Explorer, and through a small fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs).
Coral Reef Ecology: Reef Response to Environmental Change (June 30 – July 20)
Instructors: Dr. Samantha de Putron (BIOS) and TBD
This course explores the responses of coral reefs to environmental change and focuses on reef ecology from two fundamental perspectives: 1) reef biogeochemistry emphasizes the ecosystem processes of metabolism (primary production and respiration) and calcification, and 2) reef resilience emphasizes the processes of reproduction and recruitment. Lectures will be complemented with field and laboratory exercises. Students will gain experience in field techniques measuring metabolism and calcification, assessing recruitment recovery, monitoring bleaching, disease, and invasive species. Laboratory experiments will include coral fertilization, symbiosis and bleaching, and use of a flume mesocosm to investigate effects of temperature and acidification on metabolism and calcification of different types of reef communities.. of temperature and acidification on metabolism and calcification of different types of reef communities.
Marine Plankton Ecology (July 14 – August 3)
Instructors: Dr. Amy Maas (BIOS), and Dr. Leocadio Blanco-Bercial (BIOS)
Marine plankton are essential components of marine food webs and are comprised of a vast diversity of organisms – from prokaryotic unicellular organisms to bioluminescent gelatinous jellies. This course will examine taxonomy, functional diversity and the roles that plankton play in marine food webs, from onshore habitats (i.e. coral reef) to the open ocean (Sargasso Sea). Students will gain hands-on experience sampling a broad range of plankton types during boat and shore-based excursions, apply modern optical, molecular and physiological tools and traditional microscopy all while honing their observational techniques. Lectures and laboratories will cover a broad range of relevant topics and ecological principles in plankton ecology.