Student Opportunity Announcements

MS Position, Impact of Nutrient Loading on Estuarine Phytoplankton

A position is available for an MS student to start as soon as May 2014 with the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware.  This is a two-year funded project to investigate the impact of nutrient loading on phytoplankton communities in the Inland Bays in southern Delaware.  The approach will include biogeochemical, stable isotopic, and molecular techniques to investigate the direct linkages between groundwater-borne and sediment regenerated nutrients and the resulting estuarine phytoplankton community.  

We encourage applications from students with strong analytical skills, prior research experiences, and interests in interdisciplinary research on environmental change.  Applicants are welcome from a wide range of majors/ backgrounds, including marine science, environmental science, biological science, and related fields.  

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For further information, please send a CV and email outlining your background and interests to Joanna York (  Informal inquiries are also welcome.