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Forwarded message follows:
From: [log in to unmask] (Human Resources), Marcia Donovan Human
Resources Asst. Marine Biological Laboratory.
POSITION: RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES
in Estuarine Ecology
DATE: April 4, 1997
Under the sponsorship of The National Science Foundation's
"Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)" program, The
Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory announces
an opportunity for a qualified and enthusiastic undergraduate
student to participate in an ongoing study of estuarine
ecological processes. The research focuses on the transport,
transformation, and fate of riverborne nitrogen in the Parker
River estuary, MA. Results to date have been exciting. We seek
to expand our understanding of nitrogen mineralization,
assimilation, and export processes, food web structure and
function, and watershed-estuary interactions.
DUTIES: The REU student will participate in field sampling,
laboratory analyses, data analysis, and discussion sessions, and
will complete an independent research project, working closely
with Ecosystems scientists in this multi-disciplinary,
interactive study. Topics for independent study include (but are
not limited to): dietary preferences among major fish and
invertebrate species; within-estuary habitat fidelity and
migration of fish; the trophic role of meiobenthos; and,
sedimentary incorporation of particulate nitrogen. The student
will write a publication-quality research paper, and present
results at the Marine Biological Laboratory's annual research
symposium in August.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have a strong science
background and a demonstrated proficiency in academic coursework.
We seek a student who shares an excitement about ecology and
science in general, who is interested in our research, and who
demonstrates a willingness to learn in a cooperative working
environment. Previous experience in aquatic ecology and
biogeochemistry is desirable. These positions are open only to
U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are undergraduates
(sophomores or juniors) currently enrolled at U.S. colleges and
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: The position is funded for two months,
to begin 15 June, 1997. A stipend of $1200 per month is offered.
Some funds for travel to Woods Hole are available.
DEADLINE: Extended to April 30
Please send 1) a letter of interest, 2) transcript of academic
courses and grades received, and 3) one letter of recommendation
to: Human Resources (re: NISOTREX), Marine Biological Laboratory,
7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543. Tel: 508-289-7422; e-mail:
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