PhD in global change or urban ecology

I am recruiting PhD students to work with me, Dr. Meghan Avolio (, in Johns Hopkins’ Earth & Planetary Sciences Department ( Broadly, I am a plant ecologist and study population, community, and ecosystem responses to global change. I work in cities and grasslands; I will be developing a local urban research program in Baltimore and continuing on-going grassland research at Konza Prairie in Manhattan Kansas.

Possible topics with include: adaptation to novel climates and environments; urban biodiversity patterns and drivers; and community responses to global change. I expect that the PhD student will develop their own research project in an area of shared interest.

Enrollment is for Fall 2018. Applications are due January 15 ( If admitted, the 12-month stipend is competitive and health care benefits and tuition are covered.
Preference is for students with research experience or a Master’s degree.

If you are interested, please contact me: We can discuss research interests and determine if it is a good fit.

Dr. Meghan Avolio
Assistant Professor
Earth & Planetary Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21218