Saturday, November 12, 2011

PhD opportunity in Quantitative Conservation Ecology at UC Riverside: Effects of global change on plant biodiversity in California

The Quantitative Conservation Biology Lab at University of California Riverside lead by Helen Regan is seeking highly motivated PhD students to start in the Fall 2012. Research in the lab applies modeling and simulation techniques to address three main themes: 1) the impacts of global change on biodiversity and potential management responses, 2) characterization and
treatment of uncertainty in ecological models and 3) decision making under risk and uncertainty for conservation. While we seek candidates in any of these themes, we encourage applicants who are interested in applying spatially dynamic population models to address questions about the effects of global change on plants in fire-prone ecosystems. Strong quantitative skills are preferred and an interest in and understanding of conservation
ecology is essential. Likewise, the ability and willingness to collaborate with a broad range of researchers is desirable.

Most students in the Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology Graduate Program at UCR are funded by fellowships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or some combination of the three. Priority deadline for Fall 2012 admission and fellowship consideration is January 5th 2012. More details about the program and how to apply can be found at

All interested candidates should contact Dr Helen Regan at before they apply. Thank you.

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