Graduate Student opportunities in ecological modeling

The Hall Lab ( in the Odum School of Ecology and

Department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia, is seeking

to recruit prospective Ph.D. students for Fall 2018. One student will use

primarily mathematical modeling approaches to develop theory relating to

lab interests (spatial ecology, population and community ecology, disease

ecology). One or more additional students are sought for the following

projects, to be co-advised by Professor Sonia Altizer (

Each of these projects will involve a combination of theoretical, field and

experimental approaches:

=C2=B7             Foraging behavior, human-wildlife interactions and patho=


transmission dynamics, applied to an aquatic bird, the White Ibis, and its

environmentally transmitted enteric pathogens, in urban and non-urban

habitats the southern U.S.

=C2=B7             The consequences of shifting resource distribution (habi=


loss vs resource subsidy) and parasitism for migratory populations, applied

to monarch butterflies in eastern North America

=C2=B7             The community ecology of host-parasite interactions, app=


to monarch butterflies and their pathogens, parasitoids and resource


Students will join the world-class Ecology graduate program at the Odum

School of Ecology (, and may also be eligible for admittance to

the NSF-funded Graduate Research Training program in Interdisciplinary

Disease Ecology Across Scales ( or the Integrative

Conservation Program ( at UGA.

We seek motivated graduate students with demonstrated research experience,

strong academic records, critical thinking skills and clear interests in

theoretical ecology, species interactions, and/or the consequences of

anthropogenic change for wildlife ecology and conservation.  Interested

applicants should send a cover letter indicating their research and

training interests, and a copy of their CV including GPA and GRE scores to Students with prior experience in mathematical modeling,

and students from underrepresented backgrounds, are especially encouraged

to apply.