Graduate position: UFlorida.SexualSelection

I am looking to recruit a graduate student for Fall 2018 to study the
evolutionary interplay of behavior and morphology in the context of
sexual selection.

Research in my lab focuses on sexual selection in insects, examining the
importance of nutritional and social environments both for the expression
of sexually-selected traits and for the process of selection itself. We
primarily work on leaf-footed bugs, Family Coreidae. These insects wrestle
with their hind legs over territories and have an amazing diversity
of hind leg shapes. Ongoing projects in the lab include studies of
trade-offs between weapons and testes; the effect of nutrition and social
environments on weapon structure, testes size, and male fighting behavior;
and the factors influencing mate choice. We are currently reconstructing
a phylogeny of the group to test hypotheses of weapon shape evolution.

The successful applicant for this position can choose to work locally
in Florida or pursue international field work, at a location such
as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Prospective
students are encouraged to email Christine W. Miller at
by November 8th (later inquiries might also be considered). Include in
your email a statement including 1) the kinds of research questions that
you would like to pursue, 2) how these fit in with current lab research,
3) a brief overview of your previous academic and research experiences,
4) CV or resume, 5) GRE scores (if you have them), and 6) an unofficial

Accepted students will be provided a tuition waiver and a competitive
stipend. For more information please visit

Information about Gainesville, Florida:

Situated in the rolling countryside of north central Florida, Gainesville
is much more than a stereotypical college town. Home of the University of
Florida, seat of Alachua County’s government and the region’s commercial
hub, it is progressive, environmentally conscious and culturally
diverse. The presence of many students and faculty from abroad among
its 99,000-plus population adds a strong cross-cultural flavor to its
historic small-town Southern roots. Its natural environment, temperate
climate and civic amenities make Gainesville a beautiful, pleasant,
and interesting place in which to learn and to live.

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living enjoyed by area residents.

Christine W. Miller  | University of Florida
Associate Professor of Entomology
Entomology & Nematology Department
phone: (352) 273-3917 web:–_OLad2Drr65b3WBZz2gXZW5lE3MOIZnqEG214XMrR04f8-ztXz_PT8OjRAHFGM5LoMNxqpVm1vXG8li7YjDTvTzBQB7azzm5V-tFkzGhJ612MIHI3X3VcqkZ0VZ3MsE05S9mEth3GB5SrFlEvSc-jrP2guQzyTarF5hy4O_ktBxphuPUjlggr8uHgi9v8qTndS1H5btuy_y6hyOLdDZx8V4pqkx4VHhMQX0-UQMJAKQTS3IOv5pUwi3RNyZpprx_UfGS6AlT_VkxKvLxlKqGfmNrPh8Xm80MWLl46eVlLOB6F1bws0vKyfbjCiUrv9iv/

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