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Quantitative Global Change Ecology

I am always eager to hear from motivated students and postdocs who are keen on working in an interdisciplinary environment to address ecological impacts of global change. The challenges of global change ecology do not conform to disciplinary boundaries, so I strive to provide a research environment where students with varying backgrounds can support each other with their expertise, and where students can catch up on areas where they lack expertise. Our work combines mathematical, statistical and computational modelling with ecological and parasitological field work, so I would like to hear from you if:

 

  • you have a background in ecology, epidemiology, parasitology, or conservation, and are interested in learning and applying quantitative tools in your research; 
  • you have a background in mathematics, statistics, physics, or computer science and are interested in applying your skills to ecological, epidemiological, and conservation questions.

 

I can advise projects ranging from purely theoretical to the highly applied, but most projects typically combine empirical and computational elements depending on what the research question requires. Projects need not be limited to the biological systems we are currently working on, but should fall under the general umbrella of Quantitative Global Change Ecology.

 

Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

If you are interested in working with me, please send me your CV and a 1-2 page statement that outlines your academic background, your research interests, and where you see possible synergies with my work. As funding is a critical consideration, I also encourage you to apply for funding to all possible internal and external sponsors. Contact me to talk science and discuss possibilities.

 

Graduate Students

If you are interested in applying, please email me to discuss project and funding opportunities. Please include your CV, a copy of your transcripts, and a one-page statement that outlines your academic background and your research interests. External scholarships are not required for admission, but students who have applied to or secured funding from NSERC or other sources may have an advantage. I can advise MSc and PhD students through the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology or through the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences, depending on the student’s interests and project fit.

 

Current Openings

2 PhD positions: Global Change Impacts on Host-Parasite Dynamics