[Coral-List] Coral reef PhD opportunity at LSU

Daniel Holstein dan.holstein at gmail.com
Mon Apr 27 14:25:56 UTC 2020

PhD opportunity in the Seascape Ecology Lab at LSU

Dr. Holstein’s Seascape Ecology Lab (https://www.seascapelab.com <https://www.seascapelab.com/>) in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences at Louisiana State University is seeking a doctoral student to conduct research on the reproduction and climate and disease resilience of shallow and mesophotic corals. The successful applicant will join a funded research program integrating field ecology, laboratory studies, and modeling of coral metapopulations and disease. 

Prospective students with backgrounds or interest in the following topics are especially encouraged to apply:

·      Invertebrate reproduction
·      Mesophotic reefs
·      Ecological and/or epidemic modeling
·      Technical scuba/rebreather diving
·      Programming and quantitative analysis (R, Matlab, etc.)

Anticipated start date will be Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

An MSc in ecology, marine sciences, or a closely related field, and diving (AAUS) and boating experience are advantageous, but not required.

To apply, applicants should prepare a single document and send to dholstein1 at lsu.edu <mailto:dholstein1 at lsu.edu>, with the subject line “Seascape Ecology Lab – APPLICANT NAME’. The document should include, at a minimum:

1.     A cover letter that articulates their interest in a doctoral degree in coral reef ecology
2.     Curriculum vitae, including descriptions of research experience/products
3.     Unofficial transcripts
4.     Unofficial general GRE scores, and TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)

Feel free to contact Dr. Holstein with any questions about the position, the lab, or LSU (dholstein1 at lsu.edu <mailto:dholstein1 at lsu.edu>). A formal application to LSU DOCS, including official transcripts and GRE results, will be required subsequent to informal acceptance.

The Seascape Ecology Lab is committed to supporting equity, diversity, and inclusion in the sciences. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply, including first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students who identify as gender, racial, or ethnic minorities in the sciences. Please get in touch!

Daniel Holstein, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences
College of the Coast & Environment
Louisiana State University
2259 Energy, Coast & Environment Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Office: (225) 578-6371
Cell: (786) 863-3771


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