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 world-class expertise 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 the initiative. My students work on projects that I design for them, or on projects they have designed themselves. I give students the freedom to be creative while 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. Please send me a email explaining your interests and background, along with your CV, a writing sample, and (unofficial) transcripts.