Master Student in Stream Ecology (100%)Stellenantritt: nach Vereinbarung
Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems. The Department of Aquatic Ecology, Robinson Group in Stream Ecology is currently looking for a
Master Student in Stream Ecology
The Beverin is a river of 17.4 km length draining the alpine Bever Valley, a catchment area of 60 km2 located in the eastern Swiss Alps (upper Engadine). The catchment covers altitudes from 1690-3340 m asl with a main surface cover of solid and unconsolidated rock (70%) and grassland used for grazing. Glaciers play a negligible role. There have been no surveys regarding water quality or macroinvertebrates, as well as the influence of grazing on the aquatic ecosystem and adjacent fens. This Masters’ project in the Bever Valley will provide an initial overview on stream macroinvertebrates and trophic structure (using stable isotopes) of the Beverin fluvial system. The position entails intensive fieldwork from June to October 2020 (or 2021) in a remote alpine environment (Beverin valley). Applicants should hold a bachelor degree in Ecology, Biology or other relevant field and have some knowledge on invertebrate taxonomy and ecology. Experience in fieldwork is an asset. The successful applicant will be based in in the group of Dr. Christopher Robinson (firstname.lastname@example.org for more info) at Eawag/ETHZ in Duebendorf (www.eawag.ch).
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