We are always happy to hear from Post Docs and potential students (PhD, MS, undergraduates) who are interested in working with us. We are currently recruiting a PhD student to join us in Fall 2022 to study blue carbon and greenhouse gas flows, oxygen dynamics, and whole-ecosystem metabolism in coastal systems using aquatic eddy covariance and other state-of-the-art methods.

The Department of Environmental Sciences is home to a unique interdisciplinary student training program for both undergraduate and graduate students covering ecosystem science and the physical sciences of the environment (hydrology, geosciences, and atmospheric science). Most of our students work at the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-Term Ecological research site, which is the site of the world’s largest and most successful seagrass restoration project.

Depending on our current grant funding we can offer competitive graduate student fellowships. We also have opportunities for undergraduates to gain experience as researchers, either during the semester (for credits) or through our paid summer REU program.

If you are interested, please email Peter Berg (pb8n@virginia.edu) with a short description of your background and motivation.