PhD recruiting in Global Change Ecology at UCONN

*The Tingley Lab* in Global Change Ecology in the Department of Ecology and

Evolutionary Biology at the *University of Connecticut* seeks creative and

motivated PhD students to join the lab in the Summer/Fall of 2018. Our

research utilizes field data and biodiversity data to explore how

large-scale anthropogenic drivers of change (e.g., climate change, land-use

change, fire regimes) affect geographic distributions and community

interactions over short to long timespans, from years to centuries. Most of

our research explores these topics using birds as the primary study


Potential research topics include (but are not limited to) 1)

distributional ecology and the mechanisms that define range limits; 2)

temporal change in communities; 3) quantitative methods to understand

spatiotemporal ecological processes; and/or 4) using historical field data

to understand processes of change. Research projects will have

opportunities to draw from extensive existing databases, continental-scale

biodiversity data, as well as collect new field data at current field sites

in eastern and western U.S. mountain ranges. Enthusiasm, excellent written

and oral communication abilities, and strong quantitative skills are

necessary. Backgrounds in ornithology, modeling, and statistics are desired.

*Application process*

Interested and qualified candidates should read through the lab=E2=80=99s

Frequently Asked Questions ( and send an

email describing their motivation and research interests along with, at

minimum, a CV, GPA, and GRE scores to morgan.tingley[AT] Strong

applicants will be contacted for scheduling an informal interview in person

or over the phone. Applications to UConn are due December 15th. Financial

support students is available from research assistantships, teaching

assistantships, and university fellowships, but applications to outside

funding sources are strongly encouraged.

*About the University of Connecticut*

*The University of Connecticut (UConn) has been one of the nation=E2=80=99s leading

public institutions since its founding in 1881. Located in Storrs, UConn=E2=80=99s

main campus is situated in the picturesque rolling forests and fields

quintessential of New England, yet is only 30 minutes from Hartford, and

has close connections to Providence, Boston and New York. The Department of

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology consists of over 30 faculty and 60

graduate students with research spanning nearly all major groups of

organisms. The Department maintains close ties with the Departments of

Physiology and Neurobiology, Molecular and Cell Biology, Marine Sciences,

and Natural Resources Management and Engineering, as well as the Center for

Environmental Sciences and Engineering, which together comprise one of the

largest groups of biologists in the Northeast.*