Opportunities to Join SEPL

We are now recruiting graduate students!

Who should apply and what to expect

SEPL is an interdisciplinary lab that thrives from incorporating researchers from different backgrounds and disciplines. We seek to create a community of scientists with complementary backgrounds that will be mutually informative. Students or scientists with interests and skills in any of the following may find a good fit with the lab:

  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Paleontology
  • Conservation biology
  • Geology or earth sciences
  • Biogeography
  • Spatial or landscape ecology
  • Computational sciences-- especially those interested in spatial modeling & model development

How to apply

The first step is making contact. Email Jenny. Please include a brief description of your background and research interests.

 Research opportunities

SEPL is seeking graduate students and postdocs that are interested in the following areas:

  1. Range shift dynamics in response to environmental change
  2. Interactions between landscape and organismal dynamics
  3. Effects of changing climates on intraspecific variation
  4. Other relevant spatial ecology, conservation, &/or paleoecological topics

Some specific projects include the following:

  1. Microfauna paleoecology of Natural Trap Cave, WY
  2. Occupancy modeling in the paleontological record

All students and postdocs are encouraged to write individual fellowships. If you you are interested in teaming with the lab to target an such an opportunity, please contact me.

Both research assistant (RA) and teaching assistant (TA) funding is available for graduate students. Some additional funding has also been designated for postdocs and lab technicians. Other opportunities and sources of funding may also be available.

 Affiliated academic programs

Professor McGuire can formally advise graduate students in the following programs:

Undergraduates from any discipline are welcome if their interests align with the lab and they are eager to contribute.

Tools & resources available

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