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graduate students wanted

ST-Meiers at wiu.edu ST-Meiers at wiu.edu
Wed Dec 17 04:23:37 EST 2003

Morgan's grad students rave about her, her work, her lab environment, etc.  If you are 
interested in this topic, she's a great advisor to work for.


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Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 10:11:06 -0500
From: Morgan Vis <vis-chia at oak.cats.ohiou.edu>
Reply-To: vis-chia at oak.cats.ohiou.edu
Subject: graduate students wanted

Seeking students interested in pursuing graduate degrees (MS or PhD) in the 
research areas of Systematics & Biogeography or Algae as Biological 
Indicators of Acid Mine Drainage.  In Fall 2004, I plan to take 2 or 3 new 
graduate students into my laboratory.

At present I have NSF funding to study the systematics and biogeography of 
the Batrachospermales (freshwater Rhodophyta). Students would be funded 
each year with 1/2 research assistantship and 1/2 teaching 
assistantship.  There are collecting trips planned to the Southern 
Hemisphere in which students will be encouraged to participate. The 
research is centered on building a robust molecular phylogeny of the 
Batrachospermales using at least rbcL and LSU gene data.

The laboratory anticipates federal funding for a multi-investigator 
research project on prediction and detection of acid mine drainage in 
Southeastern Ohio using physical, chemical and biological data.  Again, 
students would be funded with 1/2 RA and 1/2 TA each year.  This research will 
involve field research in the immediate area and laboratory analyses of 
stream periphyton communities. We should have official notification of the 
grant's status by February 1st.

The Department of Environmental and Plant Biology offers a MS degree, which 
has at its core a broad training in plant sciences through course work. We 
also have a PhD program administered through the Department of Biological 
Sciences. In that program a student can follow either Ecology and 
Evolutionary Biology or a Molecular and Cell Biology track. For more 
information on admissions requirements, graduate programs and stipends, 
please see the departmental website at 

If interested, please email me directly with your interests (systematics or 
biomonitoring; MS or PhD) and resume.

Cheers, Morgan Vis

Dr. Morgan L. Vis
Associate Professor
Environmental & Plant Biology
Ohio University  Athens OH  45701 USA
Phone 740 593-1134 Fax 740 593-1130
E-mail vis-chia at ohio.edu
Internet www.plantbio.ohiou.edu
Be sure to check out the algae homepage (lots of algae images)
at  http://vis-pc.plantbio.ohiou.edu
& the latest Phycological Society of America information
at http://www.psaalgae.org
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