Graduate Position: ColoradoStateU.EvolutionaryBiology

Several evolutionary biologists within the interdisciplinary ecology program at Colorado State University (CSU) are welcoming applicants for MS and PhD students to start Fall 2024. We provide outstanding education in evolutionary biology and ecology across a range of ecosystems, taxa, and subdisciplines. Our goal is to offer students strong training for professional success across a variety of career paths. In addition to the ecological core, we offer a specialization in human-environment interactions. Currently, we support a vibrant community of over 100 students. We are committed to creating a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.The deadline for full consideration is December 1. Details are available here.Many faculty members are open to taking students, and specific opportunities include:Dr.Andrew Du working on paleoecology, paleoanthropology, human evolution, mammalsDr.Emily Francis (joining CSU Jan. 1!) working on ecology and management of wildfire disturbance and forest structureDr.Chris Funk working on conservation genomics and evolutionary ecologyDr.Dhruba Naug working on behavioral diversity and social behaviorDr.Jen Solomon working on human dimensions of biodiversity conservationOther faculty members are potentially open to taking students. Some of the general subjects include: bumblebee conservation, climate change, plant-insect interactions, wildlife and forest management, pollination on green infrastructure, the effects of drought and deluge events on plant communities, and soil organic matter and regenerative management.Graduate student salaries are generally provided through faculty advisors in the form of research or teaching assistantships. Tuition is typically covered for students supported by assistantships and health insurance is available. A confirmed advisor is necessary for admission to the program, but not for application submission. Most students accepted to the program find advisors through their shared interests. Financial support is often in flux given pending grants, so there is no need to wait to see a particular position advertised. Advisors interested in accepting a student typically work with them to procure funding from various sources. Thus, we encourage prospective students to reach out directly to faculty members with expertise in your area of interest.CSU is located in beautiful Fort Collins, on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and has been voted as one of the best places in the United States to live with easy access to outdoors activities, such as rafting, skiing, and rock climbing. This small, bike-friendly community has a vibrant art, music, and restaurant culture and is about hour from Denver, CO.Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me, the director of the program,“Hufbauer,Ruth” <>