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Lots of great lab news!

Lots of great lab news!

We have been doing lots of lab celebrations lately, as evident by champagne and brownies at lab meetings! 1) This spring, Jon received the 2017 Virginia Tech College of Science Outstanding PhD student of the year! He and new postdoc Kait Farrell have a very nice GLEON Fellowship Program paper on increasing salt concentrations in lakes in PNAS that can be found here, too! 2) In addition, lab alum Kate Hamre received the William Preston Society Thesis Award for best…

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Seeking an REU for next summer!

Seeking an REU for next summer!

Come join us as part of VT’s Water Science REU program this summer: we’re soliciting undergrads interested in studying greenhouse gases in drinking water reservoirs! Application review begins March 13.

Welcome Kait Farrell!

Welcome Kait Farrell!

We are excited to welcome Kait Farrell as a new postdoc in the Carey Lab starting in May 2017.  Kait is currently finishing up her dissertation in Dr. Amy Rosemond’s lab at the University of Georgia.  Kait is a freshwater ecologist interested in linking measurements of ecosystem rates made at different spatial scales, as well as the roles that animals, from macroinvertebrates to humans, play in mediating ecosystem processes in streams, rivers, and lakes. To read more about her work,…

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New postdoctoral research associate position in lake and catchment modeling!

New postdoctoral research associate position in lake and catchment modeling!

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Lake and Catchment Modeling at Virginia Tech A new position for a postdoctoral research associate is available in the Carey Lab at Virginia Tech. As part of a vibrant research team working in freshwater ecology, this position will collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of scientists to model catchment-scale limnological dynamics at Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) sites. This position is part of a U.S. National Science Foundation project funded to examine how human decision-making alters…

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NSF REU program in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences: now accepting applications

NSF REU program in Interdisciplinary Water Sciences: now accepting applications

Summer 2016 (May 22 – July 30, 2016) Undergraduate Research Fellowships Announcement National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site INTERDISCIPLINARY WATER SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia Application Deadline March 13, 2016 (5:00 PM, EST) Applications are invited from qualified and motivated undergraduate students (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) from all U.S. colleges/universities to participate in a 10-week (May 22-July 30, 2016) summer research in interdisciplinary water sciences and engineering at Virginia Tech. U.S. Citizens or Permanent…

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Come join the Carey Lab! We’re recruiting 2 PhD students to start next summer!

Come join the Carey Lab! We’re recruiting 2 PhD students to start next summer!

The Carey Lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech has funding for two graduate student positions to start in Summer 2016. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly self-motivated students at the Ph.D. level interested in studying freshwater lakes and reservoirs. Position 1: We are seeking a graduate student who will integrate field data with simulation models to study lake water quality responses to changing land use and climate. This position is part of a recently-funded, multi-institutional…

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity at Virginia Tech in Coupled Water Quality-Economics Modeling of GLEON sites

Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunity at Virginia Tech in Coupled Water Quality-Economics Modeling of GLEON sites

Come work with us!!! A new position for an interdisciplinary postdoctoral research associate to collaborate with a vibrant research team working at the interface of freshwater ecology and resource economics is available in the Carey and Cobourn Labs at Virginia Tech. This position is part of a recently funded NSF project that will model catchment-scale limnological, hydrological, and economic dynamics at Global Lakes Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON) sites. Together, we are fundamentally interested in combining modeling and data-intensive analytical approaches…

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Many, many updates for the Carey Lab

Many, many updates for the Carey Lab

There has been so much going in the field and lab the past few weeks that I have been remiss with updates!  Here is a sampling: 1) A bunch of new papers have come out: check out the Publications page on our website to see our newest work. 2) Congratulations are in order!  Jon successfully passed his qualifying exams, received the Virginia Water Resources Research Grant, *and* received the Lou Bourassa Award from the Virginia Lakes and Watershed Association.  Read…

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Field season is in full swing and lots of updates!

Field season is in full swing and lots of updates!

There is lots of action, adventure, and excitement in the Carey Lab- classes are over, we are in the field most days every week, and we are learning a lot about the ecology and biogeochemistry of our study reservoirs. Cayelan is back in Blacksburg after being on the road for much of April and May: she gave seminars at Miami University of Ohio, University of Quebec in Montreal, and INRA (the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) in Thonon-les-bains, France, and was an…

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