The lab is recruiting a new PhD student! This is a unique opportunity to join a collaborative partnership between our lab and Yellowstone National Park as we seek to understand relationships between diverse plant species and the migratory large herbivores that eat them (e.g., bison, elk, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, deer). This NSF-funded position offers support for ample fieldwork, lab work, and training at state of the art facilities (e.g., herbaria, genomics centers, data science centers).
The project calls for a PhD student with broad interests in biology and will provide a supportive environment to learn new skills. If your interests and prior experiences intersect with any aspect of this project, you should consider applying! A botanist would have support to learn about wildlife ecology, and vice versa. A geneticist would have support to learn about field research, and vice versa. An ecologist would have support to learn about data science, and vice versa. Initial inquiries from prospective students are very welcome.
Prospective students will find it helpful to review information about joining our lab as well as information about our graduate program. If you are still interested, please send the PI an email to introduce yourself! I encourage prospective students to get in touch early in the recruiting process so that we can discuss ways to strengthen your application and the suitability of fellowship programs that could help advance your career.