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prospective students

Graduate Students

Students interested in joining my lab should contact me directly to discuss their interests, as well as submit an application to the Tulane Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program.  I encourage my students to collaborate with me on existing projects and study systems, as well as develop their own research interests.  I am willing to advise students working in other areas so long as their questions are close enough to my own areas of expertise for me to advise them effectively.

Financial Support - The Tulane Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department provides support for Ph.D. students through teaching assistantships. Research assistantships may also be available, as funding permits.  In house funding for exceptional students is sometimes offered through the department in the form of a four-year fellowship from the Louisiana Board of Regents. Further details can be found on the EEB graduate studies website.

Graduate students are also encouraged to apply for outside funding. See links below:

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

DOE fellowship

EPA STAR Fellowships

Ford Foundation Fellowships

American Association of University Women Dissertation Fellowship

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship (Minorities)

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Smithsonian Institution


Highly motivated undergraduates are encouraged to contact me about opportunities to get hands-on research experience in ecology and evolutionary biology.


Prospective postdocs should contact me to discuss research interests and potential funding opportunities. I also encourage you to take a look at the fellowship opportunities below:

University of California/University of Michigan President's and Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellowships

Tropical Research Institute

Smithsonian Institution

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology

NSF Minority
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships:

NSF International Research Fellowship Program:

Michigan Society of Fellows

University of British Columbia Biodiversity Research Center

UC Davis Center for Population Biology

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 400 Boggs,Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5191