MS or PhD position: Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Ecology, Portland State University

Dr. Jen Morse in the Environmental Biogeochemistry Lab at Portland State University in Portland, OR, is recruiting motivated graduate students with interests in biogeochemistry and ecosystem ecology to join the group in Summer or Fall 2014.

The lab’s research encompasses nutrient biogeochemistry in terrestrial and aquatic systems, with a focus on soil nitrogen cycling and greenhouse gas emissions. Potential research topics include: nitrogen and phosphorus retention in urban green infrastructure, denitrification and greenhouse gas emissions in forests and wetlands, restoration ecology, and linkages between atmospheric pollution and soil nitrogen cycling in urban ecosystems.

To Apply: Prospective students should send an email to Dr. Morse ( that describes their research interests and career goals, along with their CV, by December 15, 2013 to discuss opportunities for joining the labgroup. Funding is available through graduate teaching and research assistanceships.

More information about applying to the MS or MEM program in Environmental Science and Management can be found here. Procedures for applying to the Ph.D. program in the School of Environment can be found here. The application deadline is January 15, 2014.

Portland State University is a large, vibrant, urban university with a distinct emphasis on sustainability and community engagement. Many opportunities exist to connect researchers with partners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the Portland metropolitan region.

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