Information for Prospective Graduate Students

I advise graduate students with interests in landscape ecology and animal populations, behavioral ecology (particularly applied to conservation), human impacts on wildlife, and the ecological dimensions of wildlife conservation in Latin America. I encourage my students to pursue their own ideas and interests, and expect to work with them in a collaborative, collegial fashion rather than in "director-apprentice" mode. My students design and conduct their own research (No canned projects!).

Students in my group are supported on research assistantships, fellowships, and occasionally teaching assistantships through the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and the University of Florida, as well as outside sources. I encourage prospective US students to apply for external funding such as NSF Predoctoral Fellowships, and foreign students to apply for support from their home institutions, government agencies, or international organizations (e.g., Fulbright, OAS, USAID, etc.).

Students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies with me should send: a vitae or resume (please include cumulative GPA and GRE scores), statements of research interests and career goals (1 page each), copies of transcripts from all universities attended (unofficial photocopies are ok), and names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. See the WEC Web Site for Graduate Students for WEC admissions requirements and application procedures.