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Joining the laboratory

My interest lies in connecting environmental conditions with organism physiology and scaling up to ecological effects.  This work typically involves field experiments, laboratory experiments, and measurement and analysis of local environmental conditions.  Graduate students and postdocs are expected to pursue their own research questions tied to these themes and are encouraged to develop new techniques or study systems across a range of taxa or environments, including marine, aquatic, or terrestrial systems.  Please contact me about your interest prior to making an official application so that we can discuss common research interests.  


Undergraduates.  There are typically opportunities for 1-2 students each semester and additional opportunities over the summer. I require 2 consecutive semesters for DIS students. Contact me if you're interested.  Please include a CV that lists which science courses you have taken and brief statement about which research area you'd like to get involved in and why.  I accept DIS students in Biology, Environmental Science, Oceanography, and Geology, but note different deadlines for paperwork in each department. 
** My lab space is at the CML down in St. Teresa, ~1 hour's drive south of campus. There may be additional opportunities to do some work on campus.  Having at least one full free day per week will facilitate your ability to do research or fieldwork down at CML.
Graduate students. You can view application info about the graduate program in FSU Biology here.  I accept applications through FSU Biology in the Ecology and Evolution research area.  Please contact me well in advance of the deadline so we have time to get to know each other and discuss your ideas.  I encourage prospective graduate students to apply for internal and national fellowships.  I expect you to include details about your research interests and some ideas for your graduate research when you contact me.
Postdocs.  The lab has no funded opportunities at this time.  I am happy to help you develop your own ideas through independent postdoctoral fellowship applications. 

Fellowship funding sources

I encourage graduate students and postdocs to apply for fellowship funding, regardless of any funded opportunities available.  The application process helps to formalize the development of research ideas and independent funding increases the flexibility of your research and how you spend your time.

For PhD students:

FSU Internal Fellowships and Grants

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowships (NDSEG)

Ford Foundation Fellowships - Dissertation Program


For postdocs:

NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowships

Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships

Ford Foundation Fellowships - Postdoctoral Program

Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry

NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (OCE PRF)

FSU Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program