Current Openings

I am currently accepting new students, both at the PhD and the MSc level. Two fully funded PhD positions, studying Climate Change and Land Use Change Impacts on Host-Parasite Dynamics and Disease (ecological modelling / disease ecology / global change ecology) are available for a fall 2023 start date, please see here for details. Additional positions may become available, so all interested candidates are encouraged to contact me, please see below for general information. 



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, conservation, or related fields, and are interested in learning and applying quantitative tools in your research; 


  • you have a background in mathematics, statistics, physics, computer science, or related fields, and are interested in applying your skills to ecological, epidemiological, and conservation questions.


I can advise projects ranging from purely theoretical to 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 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 cover letter that outlines your academic background and your research interests. If you have the opportunity, I also encourage you to apply for funding from NSERC or other sources, but external scholarships are not required for admission. 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.


Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows

If you are interested in working with me, please email me your CV and a cover letter that outlines your academic background, your research interests, and where you see possible synergies with my work. Contact me to talk science and discuss possibilities. Please also see here for additional funding opportunities through the UTSC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the Centre for Environmental Research in the Anthropocene Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.