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M.S. Assistantship in Stream Invertebrate Ecology

The Aquatic Ecology Laboratory at Washington State University Vancouver, directed by Dr. Stephen Bollens and Dr. Gretchen Rollwagen-Bollens, has one paid assistantship available for a new graduate student to contribute to a dynamic program in Aquatic Ecology.

This graduate position is specifically open to a student who will conduct research related to the ecology of stream macroinvertebrates.  Field work will take place in the Olympic Experimental State Forest on the Olympic Peninsula in NW Washington state, as part of a large, multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional project.

The successful graduate student(s) will be supported on a combination of Research and Teaching Assistantships, totaling approximately $22,000/year, plus full tuition waivers.

We are currently accepting applications to begin study in August 2020.

Degree program: M.S. Environmental Science.

Application deadline:  Please contact Dr. Stephen Bollens ( for further information, as soon as possible.

Campus and Facilities:  Washington State University Vancouver is one of five campuses in the WSU system, and is a rapidly expanding institution located within the greater Portland, OR/Vancouver, WA metropolitan area, near the Columbia River, Cascade Mountains and coastal ocean. The 351-acre campus offers new, state-of-the-art classroom and research facilities, where teaching and research are conducted in an interdisciplinary and collaborative atmosphere.

There is potential to continue on to a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences depending on progress and availability of funding.

For further information about the M.S. graduate program in Environmental Science, please visit the website (

Dr. Stephen M. Bollens (

Washington State University Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, WA