River Herring Graduate Opportunity


The Castro-Santos Lab at the USGS’ S.O. Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center (CAFRC) is seeking a highly qualified applicant for a funded PhD position in behavioral ecology of river herring. The study focuses on freshwater migration of alewife, with particular emphasis on responses to predators at migratory barriers. Qualified candidates should have strong academic and quantitative skills and be adept at field work including boat work in the near-shore marine environment. The study will be performed at the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the student will be collocated at CAFRC/UMass Amherst and the School of Marine Science and Technology (UMass Dartmouth). Interested students should contact Dr. Castro-Santos as soon as possible at the address below.

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