Prospective Graduate Students and PDFs


I am interested in hearing from prospective undergraduate students, graduate students at both the Master’s and PhD level, as well as PDFs. The Department of Ecology and Evolution is a tightly-knit community where evolutionary ecologists flourish. We also draw from world-class expertise in evolutionary biology, genetics, community ecology, population ecology, and conservation biology, all of which can be found right here in the department.

I am looking for students who are motivated, imaginative, and who take initiative. My students work on projects that I design for them, or on projects they have designed themselves. I give students the freedom to be creative while remaining available for advice, trouble-shooting, and suggestions. I encourage students to be well-read, both  in the classic and current literature of their field, and students ought to graduate with strong statistical skills.

If you are curious about life in the lab, or are unsure of what to expect, please read the Rollinson Lab Mission and Operating Principles (below) which reflects my expectations of students, and what students can expect of me.

Graduate students that have an interest in fundamental and applied quesetions in evolutionary ecology, and with an interest in  amphibians and reptiles, are especially encouraged to apply. Please send me an email explaining your interests and background, along with your CV, a writing sample, and an (unofficial) transcript.