Getting into graduate school is hard, not only because you need to be an excellent candidate in terms of your abilities and potential, but also because there is comparatively little funding to support graduate students for the duration of their degrees. I am always interested in hearing proposals for new work from prospective graduate students. However I will not accept students without funding (grant funding that I have secured- or they have secured! - or scholarship support awarded to a student) in place for at least half of their proposed program (1 year for an MS and two years for a PhD). Grant funded opportunities in my lab do occur - when they do I will post them here - and I am willing to work with promising students to seek additional funding.
Ecology of the invasive New Zealand Mud Snail in national parks
Landscape level consequences of aquatic subsidies
Trophic effects of subsidies - stream invertebrates
Quantitative data investigations of omnivory
While I have a strong interest in basic science with a focus on community ecology in streams, I find many applied questions compelling and am particularly excited by proposals that seek to combine the two. I have had the good luck to find excellent mentors during my academic career – like them, my overall goal is to combine enthusiasm for research and instruction with the rigorous training of students from all levels (undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral). I want to do good science, I want to have fun doing it and I want my lab to be a place where these things are easy to accomplish.