Graduate position: TulaneU.EvolutionaryBiology

 ‘Plus One’ MS opportunities in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at
> Tulane University.
> The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in
> the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University
> ( encourages applications to our
> ‘Plus One’ MS program, a one-year, non-thesis MS program.
> The Plus One degree program is designed for students who are interested
> in seeking employment with environmental agencies of federal, state,
> and municipal government; non-governmental organizations; and in private
> industry, including environmental consulting firms. The program also will
> be useful for students planning to enter more advanced professional degree
> programs (e.g., law, public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, natural
> resources management) and for students intent on pursuing additional
> academic training (e.g., Ph.D. degree programs). The program is also
> useful for students seeking to strengthen teaching skills and pedagogy
> for a future career in education.
> Students have freedom to design the program to meet their educational and
> professional needs, but typically elect to pursue one of three loosely
> defined tracks in the program:
> (1)     Research, in which students work closely with a tenured or tenure-
>        track faculty mentor, with the goal of strengthening research
>        capacity and potentially producing a peer-reviewed
>        publication; these students typically use this track as a
>        steppingstone to a Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary
>        Biology or a related field.
> (2)     Pedagogy, in which students work closely with one or more
>        teaching faculty mentors, with the goal of strengthening
>        teaching experience and skills, including the option to serve as
>        an Teaching Fellow in EBIO 1010, Diversity of Life; these
>        students typically go on to teach at the high school or
>        elementary school level or otherwise engage in educational
>        activities.
> (3)     Knowledge base, in which students work with the Graduate Studies
>        coordinator or other faculty member to identify courses required
>        to bolster transcripts and knowledge base; these students
>        typically go on to apply to professional degree programs such as
>        law, medical, or veterinary schools or join the workforce.
> We have established a strong track record of assisting Plus One students
> to meet their professional and educational goals. Recent graduates from
> the program are currently in highly regarded PhD programs, law schools,
> medical schools and vet schools; teaching in high schools; and working
> in industry and governmental and non-governmental agencies.
> Our department houses a strong team of outstanding researchers
> and educators, with established strengths in coastal and tropical
> systems. We are committed to promoting diversity in STEM, and particularly
> welcome applications from members of groups that are traditionally
> under-represented in the field of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology.
> Students are encouraged to directly contact the faculty member or members
> they are interested in working with as advisors.
> Dr. Hank Bart (Email:; Website:, whose research interests focus on ecology
> and systematics of freshwater fishes and amphibians
> Dr. Dorothy Cheruiyot (Email:, a Professor of
> the Practice who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well
> as students in research on plants and animal interactions, elemental
> defense, biointeraction between elements and organic defense chemicals,
> and the trophic transfer of elements.
> Dr. Keith Clay (Email:, whose research interests focus
> on symbiotic interactions and their effect on larger scale ecological and
> evolutionary processes, utilizing a variety of systems from vertebrates
> to bacteria, with an emphasis on plants and fungi.
> Dr. Emily Farrer (Email:; Web:, whose research interests include
> plant ecology, plant-microbe interactions, global change biology,
> invasive species, wetland ecology, population genetics, and botany
> Dr. Hannah Frank (Email:; Web:, whose research focuses on evolutionary ecology,
> molecular evolution and evolutionary immunology, particularly in bats.
> Dr. Kathleen Ferris (Email:; Web:, whose research addresses
> quantitative and population genetics of natural plant populations,
> speciation, and plant ecology
> Dr. Alex Gunderson (Email:;, who works with physiological and
> evolutionary ecology, global change biology, and herpetology
> Dr. Donata Henry (Email:; Web:,
> a Senior Professor of the Practice who advises students in pedagogy,
> as well as research on avian ecology, behavioral ecology, conservation
> and the natural history of Louisiana.
> Dr. Jordan Karubian (Email:; Web:, who works in tropical ecology and
> conservation, animal behavior, and urban ecology
> Dr. Tim McLean (Email:, a Professor of the Practice
> who can advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in
> research on molecular ecology and marine biology.
> Dr. Renata Ribeiro (Email:; Web:, a Professor of the Practice who can
> advise students interested in pedagogy, as well as students in research
> on avian ecology and behavior, and evolution, tropical ecology, and
> conservation.
> Dr. Thomas Sherry (Email:; Web:, whose research interests focus on
> avian population ecology and conservation biology
> Dr. Caz Taylor (Email:; Web:,
> whose research focuses on population biology of migratory species, urban,
> and wetlands ecology.
> Dr. Sunshine Van Bael (Email:; Web:, whose research addresses tropical
> ecology, plant-insect-fungal interactions, multi-trophic interactions,
> coastal and wetland ecology
> To find out more about the Plus One program, see:
> For any general inquiries or more information, please contact Graduate
> Studies Coordinator Dr. Jordan Karubian at