Graduate assistantships at Univ of S. Florida

Graduate positions: Graduate opportunities at the
University of South Florida (Posted 10/29/12)

The Department of Integrative Biology is accepting applications for students
to enter their integrative graduate education program in Ecology and
Evolution, Environmental and Ecological Microbiology or Physiology and
Morphology (deadline Jan 1 2013, see Our department is committed to
train the next generation of graduate students to prepare them for
professional success in the fields of biological sciences that mirror our
faculty's expertise, which emphasizes organismal interactions and
adaptations to the environment at all scales, from microorganisms to complex
plants and animals. Our program of graduate study is designed to foster the
development of technical and analytical skills used in existing and emerging
fields of discovery. Increasingly, students are given opportunities to
include an international experience in their research projects and also be
involved in outreach activities. The research and training ongoing in the
Department of Integrative Biology contributes to advancements in both basic
science and applications to real world problems.

Application files must be complete and received by the Biology Graduate
Office before January 1, 2013 to be considered for Fall 2013 Teaching
Positions or the University Graduate Fellowship.

Students can pursue a M.S. or Ph.D degree in Biology. Each of the degrees
requires a student to identify an area of concentration. The program offers:
.       M.S. in Biology, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution (EEV)
.       M.S. in Biology, Concentration in Environmental and Ecological
Microbiology (EVM)
.       M.S. in Biology, Concentration in Physiology and Morphology (PMY)
.       Ph.D. in Biology, Concentration in Ecology and Evolution (EEV)
.       Ph.D. in Biology, Concentration in Environmental and Ecological
Microbiology (EVM)
.       Ph.D. in Biology, Concentration in Physiology and Morphology (PMY)

Faculty research interests include: biomechanics and functional morphology;
ecology (marine and freshwater, conservation, restoration, population,
community and ecosystem); ecological genetics and epigenetics;
ecophysiology; ecotoxicology; environmental microbiology; evolution; gene
transfer; genomics; microbial physiology; research synthesis; and response
to climate change.

Faculty who are currently accepting students into their laboratories (more
information at

    * Bell, Susan- Marine Ecology
    * Crisman, Thomas- Freshwater Ecology
    * Deban, Stephen- Physiology, Biomechanics, and Evolution
    * Fox, Gordon- Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Population
    * Harwood, Valerie- Microbial Water Quality
    * Lajeunesse, Marc- Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Research Synthesis
    * Lewis, David- Ecosystem & Landscape Ecology, Biogeochemistry
    * Martin, Lynn- Ecological Physiology and Immunology
    * McCoy, Earl- Conservation Ecology
    * Motta, Philip- Functional Morphology
    * Mushinsky, Henry- Conservation Ecology
    * Pierce, Sidney- Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
    * Richards, Christina- Plant Ecological Genomics and Epigenetics
    * Rohr, Jason- Ecology
    * Scott, Kathleen- Microbial Physiology and Biogeochemistry
    * Stiling, Peter- Ecology