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Join the Lab!

Interested in joining the lab? We anticipate having openings for several graduate students and potentially one or more postdocs starting in fall 2018. Undergraduate students interested in independent research are always welcome to get in touch. If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Justin.


Interested postdocs should contact Justin to discuss potential funding opportunities.

Graduate Students

Graduate students interested in joining the lab should contact me to discuss their interests before submitting an application to the university. Please send an email including a CV and cover letter describing the types of work (broadly speaking) that you are hoping to do for your dissertation and why you are considering our lab in particular.

The department provides very competitive financial support for graduate students that includes a generous stipend and full tuition remission. Packages are generally available for five years, with at least one year free of teaching responsibilities. Graduate students joining the lab in fall of 2018 may have up to two additional years of research support available, for a total of three years of non-teaching support.

Undergraduate Students

Motivated undergraduate students may work with Justin on a project of mutual interest. Suitable topics include questions related to spatial ecology and conservation, either from a field or a model-driven perspective. The majority of our research is quantitative in nature, so undergraduates should have a working knowledge of math up through basic calculus and/or programming experience with Python, R, C, or a similar language (or the ability and willingness to learn these).