Graduate Student Positions in Aquatic/Fisheries Ecology

September 27, 2019

Graduate Student Positions in Aquatic/Fisheries Ecology

AEL logo

Aquatic Ecology Laboratory
Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Research opportunities:  Dr. Stuart Ludsin ( has openings available for M.S. and/or Ph.D. students to conduct basic and applied research in aquatic ecology. Research topics include: 1) impacts of harmful algal blooms and bottom hypoxia on Lake Erie’s food webs and fisheries; 2) ecology and fishery dynamics of Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch; and 3) the ecology of food webs and sport fishes in Ohio reservoirs.

Location: 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 ( 

Qualifications: Successful applicants will be creative, motivated, and capable of working effectively both independently and in collaborative groups. A Bachelor’s degree and/or M.S. degree in biology, ecology, fisheries, general aquatic sciences, or a related field is required. Strong writing, quantitative, and people-management skills are essential.

Stipend: ~$2,389/month plus full tuition waiver and health benefits.  

Start date: Fall 2020.

How to apply: Application review will begin on Nov. 15, with applications accepted until suitable candidates are found. If interested, please email Dr. Stuart Ludsin ( 1) a letter of interest that briefly describes your educational and research background, as well as  your research interests/goals; 2) a curriculum vitae (or resume); 3) an unofficial copy of your transcript(s); 4) contact information for at least three professional references; and 5) your GRE scores (although they are not mandatory for admission) and (if applicable) TOEFL/TSE scores. Please put “Ludsin Graduate Positions” in the subject line.

Additional information: For additional information about application procedures and requirements, visit For more information about the Aquatic Ecology Laboratory or Dr. Ludsin, please visit the websites above or contact me at