Graduate position: GeorgeWashingtonU.EvolutionEcol

PhD position in ecology/evolution/physiology of plants/microbes/termites –
We are looking for a graduate student to join our research group beginning
in fall semester 2018. The student would develop an independent research
focus in line with ongoing lab projects. We are exploring how plant traits
relate to community structure and function of plant-associated microbes
and termites using culturing and next generation sequencing techniques and
the consequences of these interactions for the forest carbon cycle in the
USA, France and Australia as climate changes. Additionally, we are looking
at the evolution, ecology and physiology of plants across environmental
gradients in various locations around the globe. The student would join
an interactive lab group ( that
broadly focuses on plant, microbe and termite structure and function
(anatomy and physiological ecology), community ecology, and evolutionary
ecology, both in the temperate and tropical systems. The graduate
work will be completed at George Washington University. Washington,
DC is a dynamic city with a wealth of ecologists and evolutionary
biologists. We have strong links to area institutions, including the
Smithsonian. George Washington University is located in the heart of DC,
with easy access to numerous science, conservation, and policy based
institutions. If you are interested in working with us, please send
an email to me (Amy Zanne: with brief details about
your GPA, GRE, research interests, experience, and why you want to go to
graduate school. For information about applying to the program, go to the
George Washington University, Department of Biological Sciences website
( The application deadline
is 1 December 2017. I am also happy to answer any further questions you
might have.