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Graduate Positions in Soil Health and Water Quality (Isotope Biogeochemistry)

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Thinking about getting a graduate degree? Have a strong interest in biogeochemistry, stable isotopes, soil health, or water quality?

I’m looking for 1-2 MS or PhD students to start Spring or Fall of 2023 (January or August 2023) on two grant funded collaborative research projects on agricultural soil health and water quality, with our lab focusing on the use of phosphate stable isotopes to understand phosphate sources and processing. One grant, with five years of funding from the USDA, focuses on comparing soil health and water quality in a watershed that will receive extensive targeted best management practices, compared with a control watershed. The second grant, with two years of funding from the state of Ohio, will focus on the effects of dredged materials on agricultural soil health. The intent is for accepted students to be co-advised by Angélica Vázquez-Ortega, a key collaborator on both projects (https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/earth-environment-and-society/facilities-and-equipment/geochem-lab.html).

Note: we encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds. Please see our lab’s diversity statement: https://blogs.bgsu.edu/mccluneylab/diversity/.

Strong applicants will receive tuition waivers and stipends for 2-3 (for MS) or 4-6 (for PhD) years, through a combination of research and teaching assistantships.

Note, students should have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA and other documentation of potential for success. International students should have a minimum of 7.0 overall IELTS score or 100 on the TOEFL, although applicants are evaluated holistically (note: for a list of exempted countries, see https://www.bgsu.edu/admissions/graduate/graduate-application-instructions.html).

To apply, see details at https://blogs.bgsu.edu/mccluneylab/prospective-students/

Kevin E. McCluney, PhD • he/him • Associate Professor • Department of Biological Sciences • Bowling Green State University • Bowling Green, OH • Office: Life Sciences 451D • http://blogs.bgsu.edu/mccluneylab/


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