Prospective Students

I am accepting PhD students who are interested in insect and plant demography, life history evolution, or population management. I am open to both empirical and theoretical research ideas, although I believe there is a powerful synergistic effect of combining mathematical models with empirical work.

I welcome emails from prospective students that are interested in joining my lab. In the email, please include a few paragraphs about yourself and your research interests, and attach a CV with your grades and academic background, and GRE scores, if you know them.

Within the first year I expect graduate students to identify a thesis topic and conduct a thorough review on scientific literature relevant to the thesis topic. This will facilitate identifying a novel research topic, how this topic fits into the “big picture,” and how the thesis research may fill an important knowledge gap.

Our program: You can view a list of our faculty members interested in ecology and evolution at the SBS website. At the same website you can find graduate application information. Most students are supported through teaching assistantships, but some fellowships are available for the best applicants. Applicants are automatically considered for the available fellowships. The deadline for applications is typically December 15, and we fly our best applicants to Lincoln for interviews between late January and mid February.