The lab of Allison Shaw (http://umn.edu/home/ashaw) in the Department of
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota is
recruiting a PhD student to start in Fall 2018. Research in our lab uses
mathematical models to understand the ultimate factors that drive
long-distance movement (migration, dispersal) as well as the
consequences of movement for population viability, spread, and
The specific research topic is flexible but could include developing
theory to understand how migration or dispersal can interact with
climate change, parasites, and infectious diseases. See the lab webpage
(http://umn.edu/home/ashaw) for details on current research projects.
Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter describing their
research interests, mathematical background, and training, and (2) a CV
(with GPA and GRE scores) to Dr. Allison Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions
and possible projects can also be discussed over email as well. Students
with prior research experience, and with exposure to mathematical
modeling (through coursework or research) are particularly encouraged.
Formal applications should be submitted to the Ecology, Evolution and
Behavior (EEB) Graduate Program
by December 1, 2017. Interested applicants should also consider applying
for a Graduate Research Fellowship from the NSF.
The EEB graduate program is a richly collaborative community that
includes students with theoretical and empirical interests, spanning
organismal to ecosystem scales. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
is located in the center of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area
with a wide variety of cultural attractions. The campus is also home to
a diverse set of researchers (https://cbs.umn.edu/biota/people) and
resources in the mathematical and biological sciences. These include the
Bell Museum of Natural History
(https://www.bellmuseum.umn.edu/new-building), the Minnesota
Supercomputing Institute (https://www.msi.umn.edu/), and the Institute
on the Environment (http://environment.umn.edu/).