The project focuses on the recruitment, growth, and health of oysters in Mississippi Sound as part of a large restoration program following the 2019 mass mortality due to opening of the Bonnet Carré spillway. The project includes following the re-establishment of the oyster resource and development of Dermo disease after its eradication from the region in 2019.
The project will build on a Dermo monitoring program ongoing since 2016 in support of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and an analysis of oyster food supply supported by the Mississippi Restore Act Center for Excellence (MBRACE). The successful candidate will develop a masters or dissertation project on the subject. The research is supported by the Engineer Research and Development Center of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.
Qualifications: BS or MS in marine science, fisheries, or related field; competency in mathematics or statistics, and numerical modeling; GREs in the upper 50th percentiles; GPA above 3.0. Contact Person Dr. Eric Powell Contact eMail firstname.lastname@example.org
Salary $22,800 – $24,000/year + tuition
Last Date to Apply 03/31/2023