Ph.D. position in invasion ecology & species interactions – Prior lab

Interested in Invasion Ecology? The Prior lab ( at Binghamton University (SUNY) is seeking a Ph.D. student to work on projects related the role of tri-trophic interactions (host plants and parasitoids) in facilitating the success of an invasive insect. We ask questions about invasion success in an excellent, tractable study system in which we can make comparisons of species interactions between the invader=92s native and introduced ranges. We work out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (PNW), spending time on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and in Washington State.

I am seeking a highly-motivated Ph.D. student who is interested in global change ecology, species interactions, plant-insect interactions, experimental ecology, and importantly who is excited about asking ecological questions and conducting research in the field. Students with field experience, who are proficient in statistics, have proven writing and communication skills, and who are self-motivated and independent will be the most competitive. Also, I am particularly interested in students who can start in the field this up-coming field season (summer 2018).=20=20

The student will be based at Binghamton University (State University of New York), in Vestal, NY and will travel to the PNW for fieldwork. The student will be in the Biological Sciences Department and be a part of the EEB (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) group ( BU is located in the Southern Tier of NY and is one of the four major University Centers in the SUNY system.

**I will be at ESA in Portland, email me if you would like to meet to chat about the opportunity ( Otherwise, please email me a cover letter stating your interests, your CV, and GPA and GRE scores. Please put =93Graduate Assistantship=94 in the subject line of the email.