GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES IN BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, SYSTEMATICS, & CONSERVATION
The Graduate Program in the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University is recruiting doctoral and master’s level graduate students for Fall 2018. We have graduate assistantships available for both PhD and MS
students. This post is specifically directed at students with research
interests that fit into our sequences in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES), Conservation, or Biomathematics.
The target date for applications is 1 February 2018, though we will continue to review applications until all openings are filled.
The following faculty are recruiting graduate students. It is essential that you contact possible advisors before submitting your application.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES FULL TIME FACULTY
Victoria Borowicz – Symbiosis, mycorrhizal fungi, plant-enemy relations, the role of parasitic plants in prairies.
Rachel Bowden – Maternal effects, steroid metabolism, effects of temperature on sex determination, immune function in reptiles.
Diane L. Byers – Plant-soil interactions, evolutionary ecology of plants in fragmented prairies, plant-pollinator interactions, sex ratio variation, bee diversity. http://biology.illinoisstate.edu/dlbyer2/
Angelo P. Capparella – Avian systematics; Avian, amphibian, & reptile biogeography, and conservation; wind turbine mortality of bats.
Joseph M. Casto – Avian physiology of host-parasite interactions, maternal effects on development, neural mechanisms of social behavior.
Martha E. Cook – Evolution of plants and algae, structure and development at the cellular level, microscopy. http://biology.illinoisstate.edu/mecook1/
Rebekka Darner Gougis – Biology education; development of student ideas about evolution, ecology, & science; self-efficacy of pre-service elementary teachers. https://about.illinoisstate.edu/rldarne/Pages/default.aspx
Steven Juliano – Interspecific competition and predation in communities; ecology of mosquitoes; applied statistics & mathematics.
Ryan Paitz – Embryonic regulation of exposure to maternal steroids and
William L. Perry – Aquatic ecology and biogeochemistry, invasion ecology of crayfish. https://about.illinoisstate.edu/wlperry/pages/default.aspx
Ben Sadd – Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions of bumblebees & other insects; Ecological & evolutionary insect immunology.
Scott K. Sakaluk – Animal behavior; evolution of animal mating systems; eco-immunology of birds; insect reproductive behavior.
EMERITUS AND ADJUNCT FACULTY
Roger C. Anderson – Restoration ecology, invasive plants, ecology of prairies and savannas, deer browsing effects on vegetation.
Anne-Katrin Eggert – Reproductive cooperation and conflict in burying beetles, sperm competition, reproductive skew, recognition mechanisms.
Charles F. Thompson – Evolutionary, physiological, and behavioral ecology of birds. http://biology.illinoisstate.edu/wrens/
For more information applying to the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences, please seehttp://biology.illinoisstate.edu/graduate/howtoapply.shtml . For information on financial support for MS and PhD students see:
http://biology.illinoisstate.edu/graduate/FinancialSupport.shtml and links therein. For PhD and MS program policies see:
http://biology.illinoisstate.edu/graduate/phdPolicies.shtml andhttp://biology.illinoisstate.edu/graduate/programPolicies.shtml , respectively. For any specific questions please email Steven Juliano, Assistant Director for Graduate Studies firstname.lastname@example.org