Saturday, December 6, 2014

PhD Funding, Sax Research Group, Brown University

The Sax Research Group is broadly interested in the field of conservation biogeography. We have funding for a PhD student interested in studying species’ responses to climate change, with a special emphasis in understanding the relationship between species geographical distributions and climate. We will soon begin to pursue the research agenda described in a recent publication in Trends in Ecology and Evolution – Sax et al. 2013 (download PDF here). This work will characterize and map the realized, fundamental and tolerance niches of hundreds of plant species by taking advantage of species’ native, naturalized and horticultural distributions. Other active areas of work in the lab include species invasions and species extinction dynamics. Students interested in this opportunity should contact

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