Graduate Student Position in Toxic Cyanobacteria Bloom Ecology
Louisiana State University, Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences
Phytoplankton Ecology Lab at LSU – Dr. Sibel Bargu
If you are interested in toxic cyanobacteria algal blooms, field work, ecotoxicology, and coastal hydrodynamics, please consider applying.
Our overall project goal is to characterize and define variability of current water and sediment quality in response to human alterations and climate/weather events for assessment of habitat suitability for toxic cyanobacteria blooms.
Specific goals are: (1) to assess the impact and interactions amongst the environmental and physicochemical factors triggering the development of cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, a system that is currently influenced by freshwater pulses from the Bonnet Carré Spillway, by tracking the succession of the cyanobacterial taxa and toxin diversity during bloom conditions; (2) to characterize the phytoplankton community adaptation response to physical drivers and diversion operations in Lake Pontchartrain.
For full information see attachment: Graduate Student Position in Toxic Cyanobacteria Bloom Ecology