Tuesday, 18 November 2008

PhD Fellowship Available in Tropical Ecology

Hiring Organization:Rice University
Date Posted:2008-10-25
Position Description: I am looking to accept a bright and motivated PhD student into my laboratory at Rice University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology starting Fall 2009. I am looking for prospective students with interest related to one or more of the following 3 areas:
1) Effects of altered functional diversity (invasion/extinction) and habitat structure on multi-trophic species interactions and ecosystem processes,
2)Impacts of climate change on species interactions and wildlife demography,
3) Evolutionary and behavioral ecology of mammals and birds. Preference will go to applicants with strong academic records and quantitative skills and previous research experience.
Please see our departmental website, for more information on the graduate program, the department and my own and the other faculty's research interests. The department has strengths in a variety of research areas ranging from the ecology and evolution of interspecific interactions, conservation ecology, invasive species, and forest community dynamics to genomics, speciation, and the evolution of intra-specific cooperation and sociality. Formal application materials for graduate school can be submitted using the above website.
Interested students should email me a letter of interest and attach a copy of their CV.
Qualifications/Experience: Qualifications include a BA in Biology, Zoology, Anthropology or related field. Prior research experience preferred.
Salary/funding:Includes 4 year stipend and tuition waiver.
Application Deadline:February 1, 2009
Contact Information:Dr. Amy Dunham, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University Houston, TX 77005 the USA
Website: http://http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~aed4/amydunham/
E-mail Address:aed4@rice.edu

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