PhD Position in Tropical Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

Gainesville, FL

Organization: Scheffers Lab at the University of Florida

Contact: Brett Scheffers

Duties: The student will be part of a team working on canopy science research in the USA and one of the lab?s field sites in either SE Asia, Madagascar, the Neotropics and/or Australia. The student will conduct research in the canopy of temperate and tropical forests on a diversity of taxa including frogs, lizards, ants, and/or mosquitoes. The student will have flexibility in the taxa s/he chooses and the specific hypotheses that will define his or her thesis.  Ongoing themes in our lab include biogeography, physiological tolerance, habitat loss and fragmentation, species interactions, climate change impacts on biodiversity and microhabitat usage.

Desired qualifications: The PhD candidate will devote their time to academic excellence and will be required to spend time away from home in the field (working in the USA and abroad). Candidates with an MSc are preferred, however, applicants with a BSc and have extensive independent research and/or peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals may also apply. Because of the nature of this research, candidates are expected to be independent with significant experience working in the field. Skills in ecological modeling and analysis are desirable.

Start and end dates: August 2017

How to apply: Submit a CV, research statement, and the names and contact information of three references to Brett Scheffers.