I am interested in hearing from
prospective undergraduate students, from graduate students at both
the Master’s and PhD level, as well as from PDFs. The Department of
Ecology and Evolution is a tightly-knit
community where evolutionary ecologists flourish. We also draw from
in evolutionary biology, genetics, community ecology, population
ecology, and conservation biology, all of which can be found right here
in the department.
I am looking for students who are motivated, imaginative, and who take
initiative. My students work on projects that I design for them, or on
have designed themselves. I give students the freedom to be creative
remaining available for advice, trouble-shooting, and suggestions. I
encourage students to be well read, both in the classic and current
literature of their field, and students
ought to graduate with strong statistical skills.
Graduate students that have an interest in the
evolutionary ecology of amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and fishes are especially encouraged
to apply. If you have a strong interest in endotherms, you may also apply, although in this case your project will likely involve meta-analytic work, rather than fieldwork. Please send me a
email explaining your interests and background, along with your CV, a writing
sample, and (unofficial) transcripts.