Interested in arthropod ecology?
Interested in graduate school?
I’m seeking at least two graduate students. One, at the MSc level, on a project related to pollinator diversity within an agroecology context. This is a Quebec-based project, and bilingualism would be required. The second, at the PhD level, will be about Arctic arthropod biodiversity with a particular focus on temporal changes in community structure. The Arctic project will involve a combination of field and laboratory work, and will in part deal with historical specimens. Both projects will require a student with interests in both taxonomy and ecology. In other words, significant time at a microscope as well as time doing quantitative ecology. Start dates are negotiable, but there is potential for field work to commence in May/June 2013. Required skills include excellent communication skills, ability to work in a large, dynamic laboratory, passion for arthropod ecology, and abilities/interest in quantitative ecology. Experience in Entomology and/or Arachnology would be an asset.
Please do your homework: read my blog, and do research about my research; try to assess if you think you’ll be a good fit within my laboratory group.
Interested candidates should e-mail me with a brief (<200 words) statement of interest, a brief (<200 words) statement that outlines relevant experience and skills, and a brief sentence or two about your expectations in the context of graduate school at McGill University. Please submit these to me before the end of January 2013.