am interested in bringing post-doctoral scientists with research
interests in plant or forest ecology into our lab. I am happy to
discuss collaborative ideas and help develop a proposal for funding.
To initiate discussion, please send me an e-mail with a short description
of your research interests and please attach your CV and a sample
publication (if available).
am currently accepting graduate students with interests in plant or
forest ecology who would like to pursue PhD, MS, or MPS degrees in Ecology,
Conservation Biology, Applied Ecology, or Plant Science. I am generally
interested in self-motivated students with good academic record, prior
research and field experience, and good quantitative and writing skills.
Graduate studies can be funded either by a research assistantship associated
with a funded research project (please check with me, availability varies),
a competitively awarded departmental teaching assistantship, or a graduate
fellowship (such as EPA-STAR or NSF-predoc). To initiate discussion,
please send me a brief email summarizing in one short paragraph your
research interests, qualifications, and professional goals. Please include
your previous degrees, relevant job experience/skills, GPA, GRE (if
available) and attach your resume. Details on graduate studies at SUNY-ESF
and how to apply can be found here.
in the Lab Group
group meets once a week with other plant ecology labs during ‘Ecolunch’
seminars; these provide a sounding board for ideas and foster a
stimulating and collaborative environment. I strive to create an
open, honest, engaged, and supportive atmosphere in daily interactions
with all lab members and expect everyone to contribute equally to
this effort. I meet individually with lab members on a regular basis
and provide significant feedback during all stages of their education
and research. These individual meetings may occur once a week, or
less frequently, depending on the actual need at any particular
time. I provide feedback and direction for students to succeed,
but I expect them to take an active role and show significant personal
drive and independent work between the meetings. As a major component
of graduate training, I require students to develop a research proposal
for funding and to publish their research in respected peer-reviewed
journals. MS students should plan to complete their degrees in 2-3
years, and PhD students in 4-5 years.
Reasons for Joining Our Lab
are a young, dynamic international group focused on globally
important contemporary issues – effects
of climate change, biodiversity loss, and plant invasions
Our lab provides excellent collaborative and networking opportunities
– our research includes variety of ecosystems and collaborators
from top-flight labs (more...).
SUNY-ESF is one of the largest groups of faculty and graduate
students in the U.S. dedicated to environmental and ecological
research. Syracuse University (just across the street) provides
additional collaborative opportunities (more...).
SUNY-ESF has some of the most extensive college-owned research
properties in the nation in truly beautiful natural settings
Syracuse couples cultural offerings and urban trappings with
its proximity to the great outdoors in the Adirondacks, Catskills,
Finger Lakes, and Lake Ontario (more...).