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Graduate Students

I am always open to begin dialogue with enthusiastic, highly motivated students about opportunities in our lab, particularly those with interest in pursuing quantitative research and modeling projects. There is tremendous opportunity in our lab for building on current modeling efforts and large-scale analyses so prospective students with these interest feel free to contact me with the below information. 

General Overview

 

My research program is diverse. I am looking for students that are excited about conducting research that is complementary to the questions I am personally interested in, but are also independent and seek to expand beyond the work the lab is doing towards their own personal interests. Much of my lab's research is field based, but also includes substantial laboratory work, and quantitative analyses. I am excited to work with students that are interested in any combination of these approaches. 

If you are interested, have a look at the below sites to learn more about the EEB program and our requirements and criteria.  If you think my lab may be a good fit for you, feel free to contact me directly.  In your email, please include the following information:

       - What are your personal interests in ecology and what are your career goals?

       - Why do you believe my lab would be a good fit for you? 

       - Your previous experiences and a copy of your CV.

 

I also strongly encourage all students to apply for the NSF GRFP, The Nancy Foster ScholarshipFord Fellowships, or any other appropriate fellowship that may be applicable.

 

Postdocs 

I encourage any highly qualified potential postdocs to contact me about targeting some of the available fellowships, namely the Smith Fellowship and the NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship

UM admissions information:

Here are some stats on this year's entering cohort:

  • 14 Ph.D. students

  • Average GPA: 3.65

  • 64% women, 36% men

  • 36% international students

  • 43% have M.S. degrees