PhD positions in community ecology

I’d like to recruit 1-2 PhD students to join our lab starting Fall 2021 in the Institute for Ecology and Evolution (IE2), University of Oregon. 
We study population and community ecology, with an eye towards understanding how changing climate and species invasions affect species distributions and community composition. More specifically, we are interested in understanding how climate variability, phenology, and demography interact to affect species interactions, population dynamics and coexistence. I particularly encourage applicants with interests in testing coexistence theory using a combination of field and greenhouse experiments. We also utilize extensive statistical modeling into our work, so encourage applicants who are enthusiastic about learning and using quantitative tools. 
Our lab is part of the, which has outstanding opportunities for research and education in ecology and evolution. In addition to many collaborators in adjacent fields (geography, molecular biology, etc), there are also opportunities to be involved in the new Data Science Initiative
Possible study systems include (but are not limited to) northwest prairies, montane forests and meadows (Cascade Mountains), sagebrush shrublands, and ongoing work in the Mojave desert (Joshua Tree National Park). 
To apply, or for more information, please email me (jdiez@uoregon.edu ) your CV and a brief description of how your research interests and background fit with the lab's themes. Please get in touch by September 15 for full consideration. Full applications are due to the Department of Biology between Sept 1 – Nov 16.
I strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups in science and international students, and am deeply committed to fostering an inclusive, diverse community within the ecological sciences. 
The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies.

Undergraduate Research Positions

I am strongly encouraging UO undergraduates who are interested in ecology and gaining research experience to get in touch.
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