Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate students are expected to pursue their own research questions tied to themes of ecophysiology, community ecology, and global change ecology.  Because of this, I expect you to provide ideas and interests for future work as part of your graduate application. 


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.  Please email me your CV and research interests ( prior to your official application. You can view application info about FSU's graduate program in Biology here.  I accept applications in the Ecology and Evolution research area.  

Prospective Undergraduate Students and Volunteers
I am not accepting any undergrad students at this time (Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021).  
Sorry, but I cannot make any exceptions.  

Interested undergraduates must fill out the undergraduate/volunteer application form.  I require 2 consecutive semesters for DIS students.  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 limited 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.

Postdoctoral Scholars

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


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