The Walsh lab at the University of Texas at Arlington is recruiting PhD students for the Spring or Fall 2021. Research in the Walsh lab addresses questions at the interface of ecology and evolution in aquatic environments. We work in a variety of systems including streams in Trinidad and lakes in Wisconsin, Utah, and Alaska to examine the ecological drivers of evolution in natural populations of fish and zooplankton (see https://walsh-lab.uta.edu). In particular, I am seeking students that will contribute to NSF funded projects that are using resurrected populations of Daphnia to address evolutionary questions. This includes testing the link between plasticity and adaptation in lakes in Wisconsin and evaluating the evolutionary consequences of nuclear testing in lakes in Utah.
If interested, please send a brief statement of interests, CV, and GRE scores to Matt Walsh (email@example.com). Review of applicants will begin on 9/1/2020.
For more information about the lab, see https://walsh-lab.uta.edu. For information regarding the graduate program at UTA, please see https://www.uta.edu/biology. UTA offers very competitive stipends that include a tuition waiver and health insurance coverage.
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