*The University of Montana; PhD position linking sub-lethal stressors to
vital rates and population abundance*
The Breuner lab at the University of Montana in Missoula is looking to
recruit a Ph.D. student in a collaborative project with Dr. Blake
Hossack at USGS.
Dr. Breuner and Dr. Hossack have funding to support a PhD project
examining the effects of brine contamination in wetlands from energy
development in the northern Great Plains. The student’s research will
complement existing USGS research projects on the effects of brine
contamination on amphibian communities, but the student will have
latitude to design their own questions focused around amphibian stress
physiology and toxicology, habitat use, and survival or reproductive
success. Applicants with experience in physiological ecology and/or
population modeling techniques are encouraged to apply.
The PhD position is set up as half-time RA and half-time TA, and has
funding for summer support and lab expenses.
The University of Montana is home to a strong collection of faculty
researching wildlife biology, ecology and evolution. The Wildlife
Biology program is an independent graduate program comprised of faculty
from Biology, Forestry, and the Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit. We
have recently been ranked the top Wildlife Biology Program in the
country. Missoula is a great college town in the heart of the Northern
For more information on the Breuner lab please
For information on Blake Hossack’s research, visit
Interested students are encouraged to email Dr. Breuner
(creagh.breu...@umontana.edu) and Dr. Hossack (blake_hoss...@usgs.gov).
Please include a brief description of your research interests and a CV
in your email. Note that applications for Fall 2017 admission to the
Wildlife Biology program must be submitted by January 15^th at the latest.