Individuals interested in joining my lab group would ideally have interests focused on understanding the structure of biological communities through combined ecological and evolutionary studies. Feel free to contact me via email:

Postdoctoral positions: I anticipate having funding to support a postdoctoral position in my lab as part of a recently funded NSF CAREER award. Please do check back regularly. I would of course be quite happy to discuss the possibility of working collaboratively to obtain funding for post-doctoral projects through external grant support either through US or overseas programs. To facilitate this, send along a cover letter, CV, and research statement to me via email.

Graduate student positions (PhD and MS) in the form of teaching and possibly research assistantships are available in my lab beginning Spring/Fall 2018.  Those interested should contact me via email ( with a brief description of your research interests, qualifications, and preliminary application materials (e.g., CV, GRE scores, names and contact information for three references). Summer funding and travel support is available to attend professional meetings. Please see the departmental website for details.

Additional competitive funding opportunities: Distinguished Doctoral Fellows (DDFs) and Doctoral Academy Fellows (DAFs), are available for exceptional students that will supplement the standard graduate stipend. The DDFs have a salary range of $35,000-$40,000 for a 12-month stipend, and the DAFs have a range of $25,000-$30,000 for a 12-month stipend. For more information see here.

Undergraduate research opportunities. Numerous opportunities exist for research  during the semester and summer field work. Honors students are welcome to apply.  I am especially interested in taking on highly motivated students that want to complete independent research projects and have the time needed to make a serious investment in the work. Various funding sources are available. For example, check out the SURF program. Please contact me for more information.

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (UARK) is a Tier I research university located in the Ozark Mountains. The faculty and graduate students at UARK are highly interactive and include an internationally known group of evolutionary biologists and ecologists.  We are located in an ideal setting for field-based projects in aquatic systems (AR boasts more than 2,300 lakes and thousands of smaller ponds, and equally impressive numbers of rivers, streams and creeks). Fayetteville is located in northwest Arkansas and offers a high quality of living at a low cost, an excellent climate, and is a large enough city to offer diverse activities and amenities. Rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and mountain biking opportunities are in close proximity.


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