The Wise Lab has an opening in Fall 2017 for a doctoral student to conduct research on ecological-evolutionary processes in soil food webs in collaboration with Dr. Jordi Moya-Laraño of the Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas, Almería, Spain. The Ph.D. research project will utilize the Individual-Based Modelling (IBM) platform Weaver created by Dr. Moya-Laraño and his collaborators at the Universidad de Almería.
Qualifications -- Quantitative skills and basic knowledge of ecology and evolution. Training in quantitative ecology and ecological/evolutionary modeling, statistics, and experience with the computing language R expected. Facility with C++ is desirable but not required. M.S. degree in ecology, computer science or statistics desired, but outstanding applicants without a Master’s degree with the required background will be considered.
Application process -- Interested students should email Prof. Wise (firstname.lastname@example.org) a detailed cover letter describing qualifications and interest in the research project, CV, unofficial academic transcripts, and contact information for three references. Applicants with the necessary background will then be asked to apply to the Ecology and Evolution doctoral program in the Department of Biological Sciences at UIC. The application deadline is 1 December, but later applications will be given full consideration. However, application folders need to be complete by 15 January to be considered for financial aid.
For the complete position announcement and project background click here.
Our research interests are diverse and continually evolving.They include the disciplines of community ecology, food-web structure and dynamics, ecosystem processes, and land-management policy. Our current field work is conducted on lands of the Chicago Wilderness Alliance and in forests of southern Indiana.
Currently we are pursuing the following projects:
Some former projects:
L to R:: Monica Farfan*, Amanda Henderson*, J. Cristian Martinez*, David Wise, Nolan Bielinski*, Jennifer Pajda-De La O, Crystal Guzman, Matt McCary*, Brook Herman*(missing). * = doctoral student mentored by Prof. Wise
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For Undergraduate Research opportunities in our lab check here.
Ecology & Evolution Group
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
845 W. Taylor St. (MC 066), Rm. 1454
Chicago, IL 60607