The LaManna lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is currently seeking a PhD student to address questions related to the maintenance of plant species diversity along a 1,300 m elevational gradient in the Western Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The Department of Biological Sciences at Marquette University is expanding its strength in the areas of Ecology and Environmental Science. Current faculty research in Ecology is centered on investigating the processes that generate and maintain species diversity. Marquette faculty are currently studying plant, animal, and microbial diversity in tropical and temperate ecosystems, and we are currently hiring additional ecology faculty. We are seeking graduate students who are interested in pursuing large-scale conceptual questions in ecology. Marquette University offers competitive graduate stipends and benefits. Marquette is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values excellence in scholarship and teaching, as well as a diverse academic community. We encourage underrepresented groups to apply. Check us out at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marquette.edu%2Fbiology%2Ffaculty.shtml&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7C11a3c5094fba408cdccd08d64eda45ad%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636783096716983200&sdata=IV3VZAF6dLnf82KKhpjwhtq0%2F2YF36B4tIb7LeWr%2FdE%3D&reserved=0. To apply, please send a CV and letter of interest to email@example.com before November 30, 2018.