I look for highly self-motivated graduate students and post-doctoral fellows with strong analytical and communication skills who are prepared to conduct climate change research. While our research touches on many fields including coral reef ecology, marine conservation and other areas, climate change is the glue within the research group.
Applicants are chosen based on the strength of their ideas, clarity of expression, technical ability, passion for problem-solving, and contribution to diversity. The ideal applicant has a vision of what they hope to accomplish by attending graduate school or doing post-doctoral work; in my mind, a lot of self-reflection is necessary for a successful and positive experience in graduate school or post-doctoral research.
Before applying, I recommend that you look at our past publications relevant to your areas of interest and think about our ongoing and planned areas of research. I am able to admit students via the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Oceans and Fisheries, the Department of Geography (science degrees only) or Atmospheric Sciences.
Interested applicants are advised to contact via e-mail during the fall semester with:
- body of e-mail including:
- description of your background and career vision
- one or two specific research questions you’re interested in addressing
- the methods you would use to answer that question (or those questions)
- a copy of transcripts (unofficial is acceptable)
- a copy of your latest CV
- a representative sample of your writing (you must be lead author)
You will hear back within a few weeks if there is a potential fit.