If there are openings for a student position in our lab group they will be posted below.
I generally seeks students who are broadly interested in ecology, so please visit our Wisconsin Ecology website to see what other great ecology is happening here on campus. Other desirable attributes that make for successful applications include: demonstrated abilities to work independently, excellent communication skills (written and oral), prior research or other experiences that form the basis for your interest in graduate school, high motivation, and the ability to work as a part of a diverse team.
I accept students both through the Entomology and Zoology MS and PhD programs as well as the Agroecology program. Visit the web sites of each department for admission deadlines and application requirements and do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Admissions staff to ask procedural questions.
Although I currently don’t have any concrete funding for new students in 2017, I have several grant applications in review that may open up some opportunities. The general topics of the grants are on the landscape ecology of beneficial insects (pollinators and predators) in agricultural landscapes. If you have specific project ideas and are applying for outside funding (e.g., NSF fellowship), I would be happy to talk with you more.
I start to sift through applications sometime in December with the idea of invitations to visit campus and meet the group in early February, coincident with UW Ecology recruiting week.
Please send me an email if you are considering applying so that I can be on the lookout for it.