PhD position in plant community ecology

The Crawford Lab at the University of Houston is seeking graduate students interested in community ecology to begin in Fall 2017.  Research in the lab is focused on the causes and consequences of plant diversity and covers a range of topics, including:

– How genetic diversity influences community structure and ecosystem function

– How interactions between plants and soil microbes influence plant community structure

– The role of soil microbes in ecosystem succession

– How genetic diversity and soil microbes influence plant invasions

PhD students are expected to have prior research experience and to develop their own research questions within the realm of community ecology.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Kerri Crawford ( with any questions and the following information:

– a CV or resume with GPA and GRE scores

– a brief statement of research experience, research interests, and career goals

For more information on the Crawford Lab, please visit:

Information on the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Houston and the graduate program in Ecology and Evolution can be found here,

Applications are due February 1, 2017.