PhD Assistantship – eDNA and aDNA Ecology of Clupeid Fishes

The EvoAppsLab is recruiting a PhD student to conduct dissertation research applying environmental DNA (eDNA) and ancient DNA (aDNA) approaches to understand the current and historical population, community and ecosystem dynamics of river herring and Atlantic herring in Maine, USA. These molecular approaches offer new capacity to study the dynamics of these ecologically, economically, and […]

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PhD Opportunity – Ecological Genetics of Maine Fishes

  Position: PhD Graduate Assistantship – Ecological Genetics of Maine Fishes Location: Kinnison Lab, University of Maine, School of Biology and Ecology, (https://umaine.edu/evoappslab/) Responsibilities: Conduct a doctoral dissertation incorporating two large datasets of genetic, trait, ecological and management histories of two fish species in Maine.  These include a unique 15-year dataset of genetic, trait, limnological, […]

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Heather Arnett on Phone

Introducing Dr. Heather Arnett!!!

Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you Dr. Heather Arnett!  Heather nicely defended her PhD dissertation on “Sources of Ecologically Important Trait Variation in Mosquitofish“, which included some very nice chapters on parallel and unique patterns of intra-generational and transgenerational phenotypic plasticity.  The breeding and rearing designs to pull off […]

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A frog and two salamanders from a vernal pool in Maine

Zach and Jared Write Bangor Daily News Article on Vernal Pools

Zach and Jared teamed up to write a local newspaper article discussing the vibrant life found in vernal pools across Maine and how the unique nature of these pools can nurture healthier forests and waterways.  Also check out the really nice amphibian pictures by Kristine Hoffman (including the photo featured here).  Jared is conducting major […]

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Maine lake in early spring

Zach Writes News Column on Lake Effects of Early Spring

Zach Wood has started writing a public interest column on aquatic ecology and other themes for the Bangor Daily News!  Check out his first article on implications of this year’s early spring for Maine’s lakes.  In this article Zach explains how an early spring can change lake dynamics by causing longer and stronger lake stratification. During stratification, […]

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