PhD opportunity in Ecology, Evolution, or Evolutionary Ecology

PhD opportunity in Ecology, Evolution, or Evolutionary Ecology

The Turcotte Lab of Evolutionary Community Ecology at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for a PhD student interested in ecology, evolution, or evolutionary-ecology. The lab tests the dynamic interplay between rapid evolution and community ecology in both lab and field settings.  Many topics can be pursued including, but not limited to, how plastic and rapid evolutionary changes impact species coexistence and the eco-evolutionary responses of communities to environmental change.
We address such topics using various plant and insect study systems and apply methods such as experimental evolution, community manipulations, modeling, and genetic analyses.

Please visit the lab webpage for more information:

The Department of Biological Sciences is a dynamic and growing team of enthusiastic researchers and educators. Within the last 2 years we have hired 6 new assistant professors in ecology or evolution! The department also runs the Pymatuning Lab of Ecology, which is equipped with lab space and housing to facilitate field-based research in northwestern Pennsylvania. The City of Pittsburgh is a vibrant and beautiful place to live. It is often voted the ‘Most Livable city in the U.S.’.
All graduate students in the department are provided with a competitive stipend and benefits for 5 years through a combination of fellowships, TAships, and research assistantships. Although funding from the lab itself is available, I expect all prospective students to apply for external funding.

Prospective students should email me with a short paragraph stating why you are interested in the lab and describe your past research experience. Please include your C.V., any publications, and contact information for a few references.

Martin Turcotte, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences University of Pittsburgh