Interested prospective students should contact me directly to discuss academic interests and also apply through normal FSU channels. Graduate students in the lab are encouraged to develop their own research systems in addition to collaborating with me on current study systems. A typical graduate student will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork, perform behavioral experiments, do molecular lab work, and run ecological experiments. Students are strongly encouraged to integrate across several of these fields in their thesis projects.
Financial support: Normal graduate student support is given through teaching assistantships, which are provided for at least five years. Research assistantships will be available as funding permits. Internal funding for exceptional students is offered through FSU Legacy Fellowships (see link below). Students are also encouraged to apply for outside funding via the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, EPA STAR Fellowship, Ford Foundation Fellowship, or other fellowships (see links below). Current graduate students in the lab have been highly successful in obtaining both internal and external fellowship support.
FSU Legacy Fellowships
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
EPA STAR Fellowships
Ford Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowships
National Estuarine Research Reserve Fellowships
Research facilities: click here for a list of our research facilities.
Motivated FSU undergrads are encouraged to contact me regarding research opportunities in the lab. An excellent avenue for students to obtain formal research credit is through the Directed Individual Study (DIS) Program (see links below). Undergrads who are interested in the topics of study in our lab should inquire about our current project needs. For example, students could contribute to projects such as studying amphibian mating behavior, doing molecular lab work, conducting tadpole mesocosm experiments, creating in vitro frog embryos, analyzing genetic data, conducting local fieldwork in the Apalachicola National Forest, and potentially working as research assistants in the Ecuadorian rainforest.
FSU Directed Individual Study (DIS) Program