I’m seeking two graduate students (PhD or MSc) to join my lab at the University of Calgary in fall 2019 (earlier start possible).
I do fundamental work in population ecology, community ecology, and evolution, often combining mathematical modeling with experiments in protist microcosms and other tractable model systems. Right now I’m working on spatial synchrony of population cycles, species coexistence, and other projects. If the idea of collecting hundreds of generations of experimental data in a single summer sounds attractive to you, you should definitely get in touch with me. 🙂 Lately, I’m also getting into projects based on synthesizing data collected by others, as in my work applying the Price equation to quantify species selection in macroevolution. Here’s my lab website with more on what I’m working on these days.
The University of Calgary is one of Canada’s leading research universities. The Biological Sciences Dept. has over 50 faculty and 180 graduate students, so it’s an active intellectual and social environment. Calgary is a nice city of 1.2 million people, close to the Canadian Rockies with all the opportunities for recreation that implies. And it’s in Canada, which is a dreamy country. 🙂
All graduate students get guaranteed funding for 2 years (MSc) or 4 years (PhD) (note: that’s long enough to complete your degree; Canadian graduate programs are a bit shorter than in the US).
If you’re interested, drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org)!