Post-docs: Prospective post-docs who are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship (e.g., NSF Minority or Biological Informatics, Smith Fellow, etc.) to work in my lab, or in writing a grant to support a postdoctoral position, should contact me.
Graduate students: Incoming graduate students will initially be involved in collaborative research with others in the lab (initially, this will likely involve working on one of my research projects); this will enable new students to develop research skills, explore field systems, and publish papers while developing a Ph.D. project. However, students will be expected to develop (with my assistance) their own research projects for their dissertations. Students will be strongly encouraged to use a diversity of approaches, including observational, experimental and theoretical, in their research. I expect students in the lab to be motivated and productive, to be able to work both independently and in collaboration with others, and to be active members of the lab and Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Students are also strongly encouraged to apply for independent fellowship support, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowships, and, if eligible, Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships.
Students interested in applying to work in my lab should send me a brief statement of interests, CV (including GPA), and summary of previous research experience during the fall semester. Information on applying to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan can be found here.
Undergraduates: I usually have several undergraduates working in my lab each semester, assisting with lab and field work (in the Ann Arbor area) and/or working on independent research projects. I often take students into my lab through the UROP program. Students interested in working in my lab should send me an e-mail containing a brief statement of interests, a resume (including GPA), and, if applicable, a summary of previous research experience.