Fuzzy Olive-Green Grasshopper -  Campylacantha olivacea      (spotted at Konza Prairie in Kansas, USA)

Fuzzy Olive-Green Grasshopper - Campylacantha olivacea

(spotted at Konza Prairie in Kansas, USA)

Join the lab

!!2020 PhD position available!!

The lab is currently recruiting a PhD student for 2020 (spring, summer, or fall start date) in Plant-Herbivore-Microbe Interactions! See here for details on applying.

Postdoc to work on projects within the ongoing BiodiversiTREE experiment or a new venture examining how landscaping practices in local urban and suburban yards (e.g. leaf litter removal) impact herbivore and parasitoid populations as well as nutrient cycling in those landscapes. I am also happy to work with postdocs developing proposals for SESYNC, NSF, or other external fellowships. An official job announcement will be posted here soon but feel free to contact me in the interim.

Undergraduate students: The opportunity to dip my toes into the research world as an undergraduate is why I still study plants and insects today. I am always excited to work with undergraduates who are curious about exploring this world themselves. There are opportunities in the lab for students to work on honors or thesis projects and each summer we will be hiring to help collect data for the field season.

If you are interested in working in the lab in any of these roles feel free to contact me with your CV and research interests.

General information on graduate study in the lab: I encourage independent projects for grad students as long as they fit within the general goals of the lab's research program.

Students can apply to the University of Maryland's grad programs through either Entomology (Masters and PhD degrees) or the Biological Sciences interdisciplinary BEES concentration in Behavior Ecology Evolution and Systematics (PhD degree). Either way your home department will be Entomology.