Intermittent streams dominate river networks, transecting lands ranging from agrarian fields to nature preserves. They provide resources for diverse aquatic and terrestrial assemblages, and regulate downstream water, energy, and nutrient availability. Patterns of stream drying, such as the timing and duration of days with no flow, describe the hydrologic regime of these dynamic systems, but are not well understood.

This project will assess dynamics of intermittent habitats and link drying patterns to the fish and crayfish that use them to identify species vulnerable to drought and understand how stream communities will respond to climate change. The successful applicant will be expected to work as part of a collaborative team that includes researchers at Kansas State University and Texas Tech University, so in addition to experience working in aquatic systems and a strong education in ecology,

I seek applicants that value collaboration and teamwork. Successful candidates will join a dynamic, interactive group of students, post-docs and faculty at the Ohio State University’s Aquatic Ecology Laboratory ( within the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (

The candidate chosen will specifically work with the Bruckerhoff Freshwater Community Ecology Lab .The Bruckerhoff Freshwater Community Ecology Lab is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to fostering an environment where diversity of background and thought is accepted and encouraged. We encourage all interested people to apply despite preconceived notions of their own experience as it relates to this project’s objectives.


Minimum Qualifications: B.S. or B.A. in ecology, biology, fisheries, natural resources, or a closely related discipline Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or greater (as required by the Graduate School) Highly motivated with a strong work ethic

Desired Qualifications: MS in in ecology, biology, fisheries, natural resources, or a closely related discipline Experience sampling freshwater fishes and crayfishes Experience with GIS and experience or interest in quantitative approaches and computer programming Experience leading and conducting independent research or planning/coordinating daily field surveys/activities. Excellent oral communication and technical writing skills. How

To Apply: Please combine the following into a single PDF file: Single-page cover letter; Curriculum Vitae/ Resume; Contact information (i.e., name, affiliation, email, and phone number) for 3 references; Unofficial GRE scores (if available); Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; and A relevant writing sample. Send the PDF file as an attachment to  with a subject line, “phd-intermittent streams”.

Salary: ~$2,625/month plus a full tuition waiver and employer supported benefits. Last Date to Apply: 01/10/2023. I receive a lot of inquiries from potential students, so please use the suggested subject line to ensure your application will be assessed.

Please note that applications will be reviewed as they are received, and a candidate may be selected before the closing date. The departmental application deadline is November 15. For additional information about application procedures and requirements, visit EEOB Graduate Program Admissions page (

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