I am interested in recruiting and training students who are curious about, and passionate to study, the role of species in ecosystems in order to offer insights that foster better biodiversity conservation in the face of changing environmental conditions. I do not assign students to research projects. Rather, I expect them to be independent thinkers and thus come up with their own research questions and ideas. This is deliberate so that students take ownership of the research, work diligently to answer the questions or test the ideas and fervently defend their work.
In joining my lab group, students may expect to receive scientific training and mentoring commensurate with their previous experiences and in light of their future aspirations and scientific career goals. I appreciate that not all graduate students are interested in pursuing academic careers - which is fine. I believe that we need well-educated scientific professionals in many facets of environmental science and conservation. Many of my previous students have gone on to very productive and fulfilling careers outside of academia.
If you're interested in joining the lab, please contact me directly by email. Please provide a statement of your research interests and why you're interested in working in our lab, as well as your CV.