PhD position at UF-Population Ecology

We are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student with broad interests in Population Ecology in the Lab of Miguel Acevedo at the University of Florida.

The student will conduct research as part of an NSF-funded project aimed to understand the demographic and life-history consequences of fauna re-colonization of secondary habitats.  Our study organism is the lizard Anolis gundlachi that lives in the rainforest in Puerto Rico. The overall study includes fieldwork, demographic modeling, and genomic analyses.  The student is expected to contribute to the project while also develop his or her own questions and ideas within the broad scope of the topic.

Start dates: January or August 2019

Qualifications: The Ph.D. candidate will devote their time to academic excellence and will be required to spend time away from home in the field (working in Puerto Rico). Candidates with an MSc are preferred, however, applicants with a BSc that have extensive independent research and/or peer-reviewed publications in high-quality journals may also be considered competitive. Because of the nature of this research, candidates are expected to be independent with significant experience working in the field. Skills in ecological modeling and/or genomic analyses are desirable.
For more information, please visit our website ( or contact, Miguel Acevedo, at maacevedo[at]

To receive full consideration, candidates must send a CV, research statement and the names and contact information of three references to the above email address.