I am currently seeking 1-2 Ph.D. students to join the Crandall Fire Ecology Lab in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation (http://sfrc.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. These are funded positions that include tuition waiver and competitive stipend. Students will examine population dynamics of weedy species and community composition during different stages of invasion. Within this broad ecological framework, students are expected to develop their own questions, engage in empirical research grounded in fire and invasion ecology, and apply their findings to management and restoration of fire-frequented habitats of the Southeastern U.S. Students MUST have a M.S. degree prior to beginning graduate studies and experience/interest in plant population and community modeling. See the Crandall Lab website for more information (http://www.ecologyonfire.com/).
If you are interested, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your CV, summary of research experience, brief statement of research interests, and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. The deadline for applying to the University of Florida for fall admission is January 1 (http://sfrc.ufl.edu/academics/how-to-apply), so I encourage prospective students to start a conversation with me as soon as possible. Early applicants are also eligible for fellowships that include salary, tuition stipend, and health insurance (http://cals.ufl.edu/students/graduate-travel-awards.php).