Humanity depends on healthy, resilient freshwater ecosystems to provide goods and services now and in the future. Our work is aimed at identifying the factors that maintain, diminish or improve the provisioning capacity of streams and rivers and the mechanisms by which these influences occur.
Goals of our research include identifying how the functions of freshwater ecosystems respond to excess nutrients and other stressors to inform policy and management. We are working on mechanistic understandings of stream functions and are working to identify thresholds that need to be avoided to maintain healthy functioning ecosystems.
We also aim to inspire the next generation of citizens, ecologists and managers by teaching about river health and ecosystem function.
Rosemond lab statement on inclusion and hiring practices.
Statement of inclusion: We assert that including and affirming all people, particularly from groups that have been underrepresented in the sciences, is the most critical issue for the advancement of the fields of freshwater science and ecology. We believe that success in and contributions to science are not the product of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive disabilities, or socioeconomic background. To that end, we strive to make our lab and all the activities we engage in, environments in which people feel valued, supported, and affirmed for who they are. We actively seek to eradicate racism and minoritization of people in science and commit to dismantling barriers of discrimination, implicit bias, personal safety, and harassment through our group and individual education and actions.
Selection process: We seek to provide experiences in stream ecosystem research that will help in your exploration of ideas, methods, and perspectives in science and its role in society. Previous experience for any of the positions in our lab is typically not necessary. We would like for you to tell us how you see the experience in this lab fitting your needs and will ask for those perspectives as part of your application. We actively invite people from diverse backgrounds to seek opportunities in our lab.
Work environment: We recognize that flexibility in the hours and days that you work is needed, and will be happy to work with you to make sure that the lab experience can fit your schedule.