Graduate position: GeorgiaSouthernU.PlantEvolution

M.S. Position, Plant Evolution and Systematics, Georgia Southern

The Schenk lab at Georgia Southern University invites applicants for a
Masters Degree in plant systematics and evolution, starting Fall
semester, 2018.  Our lab group is interested in how botanical diversity
has been shaped by the interactions among morphological, ecological,
and species diversification.  We apply statistical phylogenetic
approaches that quantify and incorporate molecular, morphological, and
ecological variation to plant systems in order to understand the
evolutionary processes of how and why species diversify.

An ideal candidate will have interest in using plant systems to better
understand the evolutionary processes of diversification by applying
statistical phylogenetic approaches.  Competitive students that meet
all requirements will be supported with either a teaching or research

Interested students should contact Dr. John Schenk
( prior to submitting an application (the
earlier the better).

For more information, visit the Schenk lab website
( and the
Department of Biology’s website
(  More information about the
Biology graduate program can be found at the departmental web page

Additional questions about the GSU graduate program can be directed to
the Graduate Student Program Director:  Dr. Checo Colon-Gaud
(   For full consideration, the
application deadline is March 1st, 2018.

John J. Schenk, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Plant Biology
Georgia Southern University Herbarium (GAS), Curator
Department of Biology
4324 Old Register Road
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro, GA 30460-8042
Office:  2260 Biology Building
Office phone:  (912) 478-0848
Lab website:
Herbarium website:

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