The Hall Lab is seeking to recruit prospective Ph.D. students for fall 2018. One student will use primarily mathematical modeling approaches to develop theory relating to lab interests (spatial ecology, population and community ecology, disease ecology). Students are also sought for the following specific projects, to be co-advised by Professor Sonia Altizer, and using a combination of theoretical, field and lab approaches:
- Foraging behavior, human-wildlife interactions and pathogen transmission, applied to urban-feeding White Ibis and their environmentally transmitted pathogens
- The consequences of shifting resource distribution and parasitism for migratory populations, applied to monarch butterflies
- The community ecology of host-parasite interactions, applied to monarchs and their pathogens, parasitoids and resource competitors.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating their interests, and a copy of their CV including GPA and GRE scores, to rjhall “at” uga “dot” edu. Students with prior experience of mathematical modeling, and students from underrepresented backgrounds, are especially encouraged to apply.