Prospective Grad Students: The Wise Lab is accepting applications for Fall 2019 to conduct research on the MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF FOOD WEB DYNAMICS.

Prof. Wise and his graduate students and postdocs have conducted empirical field research on the arthropod-based food web of soil and leaf litter for many years using a wide variety of approaches. 

Our research now focuses on the MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF THE DYNAMICS OF SOIL FOOD WEBS. Currently we are conducting collaborative research with Dr. Jordi Moya-Laraño and his colleagues at the Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas in Almería, Spain.



The Wise Lab is seeking a MASTER'S STUDENT for FALL 2019 to use mathematical modeling to investigate the dynamics of soil food webs. Applicants should have a strong undergraduate background in calculus, computer programming, and statistics, and a basic course in ecology or applied environmental science.  The undergraduate degree does not have to be in a biological sciences discipline. Also, previous experience modeling the dynamics of biological systems is not required.

Please contact Prof. Wise for more information

The official deadline for applications to the Department of Biological Sciences, Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program, is December 10, 2018.  However, applications will be considered that are received through the end of January 2019, but earlier submission is recommended



  • Undergrad volunteer opportunities!
    While some grad students in our lab have filled their volunteer openings, some still have not, or are looking for someone later this fall semester. Please check out these openings on our grad students' webpages!
    Posted Oct 26, 2016, 11:27 AM by David Wise
  • Volunteer Opportunities Studying Frogs!
    Interested in the ecology of amphibians? Check out this opportunity to volunteer with grad student Nolan Bielinski:
    Posted Apr 12, 2016, 12:27 PM by David Wise
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Ecology & Evolution Group
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Chicago, IL 60607
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