Graduate positions (MSc & PhD) in Forest Health at the University of Toronto

James Lab at the University of Toronto is looking for enthusiastic

graduate students to undertake projects in spatial ecology and forest

health. Our work aims to improve understanding of landscape-level

disturbance and recovery processes in forest ecosystems in order to

meaningfully inform sustainable resource management.

You can learn more about the James Lab here:

The shape and specifics of individual graduate student projects are

formed through collaboration with you and our research partners.

Possible project areas include: insect–wildfire interactions, cumulative

effects of disturbances on forest health and wildlife habitat, spatial

population dynamics of outbreaking species, meta-community dynamics in

continuous landscapes, and landscape genetics of forest insect pests.

Experience with some, or all, of {forest ecology, R, GIS, statistics, or

population genetics} will put you on a good footing.

To apply, first refer to the guidelines for admission to graduate

studies in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto: Then, send a short letter of

motivation, your CV, recent transcripts, and the names of two references

to Dr. Patrick James:


The start date is not fixed, but a reasonable target is January 2020.

Patrick M. A. James, Ph.D

Professeur Agrégé / Associate Professor

Département de sciences biologiques

Université de Montréal

C.P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville

Montréal, QC H3C 3J7. CANADA


t. +1 514 295-7437