The student will work to investigate patterns of freshwater fish invasions across the United States using a combination of modeling, field and/or lab-based approaches. Exact study objectives and approaches are flexible, but lie at the nexus of conceptual and applied ecology. The start date is negotiable (Late spring-fall 2021), and we will be happy to accommodate a remote start if desired.
To apply, please email application packets to Brandon Peoples (email@example.com) with the subject “Graduate Application.” Applications should be a single, merged PDF including 1) a cover letter describing your interest in the project and career goals, 2) your CV, including at least 3 references, 3) unofficial transcripts, and 4) GRE scores. Informal inquiries are welcome.
• A master’s degree in ecology, biology, fisheries/aquatic science or equivalent
• Demonstrated excellence in written, verbal, and quantitative skills
Ideal candidates will have some combination of experience in:
• Community ecology
• Invasion ecology
• Study design
• Statistical analysis using R
• Working with large datasets