Graduate Assistantships to Pursue MS or PhD Degree

Washington State University-Vancouver

Vancouver, WA, USA 🇺🇸

Graduate Research Assistantships to Study Interactions Between Reservoir Management and Freshwater Ecosystems as Part of New, NSF-funded Interdisciplinary Study

We seek motivated students to pursue a Ph.D. or M.S. degree at Washington State University, Vancouver, as part of an interdisciplinary, National Science Foundation-funded research project focused on understanding linkages between water management and aquatic ecosystem function in freshwater reservoirs. The project, a collaboration between ecologists, economists, and engineers, will use reservoir water management as a test-case to understand how the environment, society, and new knowledge interact to shape rule-following, rule-bending and rule-reformulation behaviors, and how, in-turn, these behaviors affect reservoir ecosystem responses (for more information, see: and ).  Each successful applicant working on the biophysical components of the project will be expected to develop a research focus in one of the following areas: aquatic greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, harmful algal blooms, and/or aquatic invasive species.  If interested, for more information, please contact Dr. John Harrison ([email protected]; if primarily interested in greenhouse gas fluxes or water quality, Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens ([email protected]; if primarily interested in harmful algal blooms, or Dr. Stephen Bollens ([email protected]; if primarily interested in aquatic invasive species.

Admission requirements and application materials for the M.S. and Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Natural Resources at WSU Vancouver are available at

Students will most likely be supported by a combination of research and teaching assistantships, including tuition waivers; a range of internal (WSU) graduate fellowships are also available.  Washington State University Vancouver is a vibrant, rapidly growing research-intensive institution located within the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and Pacific Ocean, and offers an exceptional quality of life.






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