Information on this page is intended to provide a set of resources that will answer most of your questions about my current work and research interests. Lab research foci include questions about: 1) the design and monitoring of marine reserves, 2) integrating behavior and demography and 3) estimating extinction risk. Students are trained broadly in the fields of conservation biology, population dynamics, modeling and environmental policy. Graduate students collaborate on joint projects or develop their own research.
When a student is taken in our department there is a guarantee of 5 years of funding. This comes in the form of some fellowship support, teaching assistantships, and research assistantships from grant support. It is strongly encouraged that anyone applying to the program to apply for an NSF graduate fellowship, and also consider the EPA STAR, Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program (NOAA), and NMFS/SeaGrant Fellowship Program. If you are awarded one of these, you have three years of funding that you can use anywhere you decide to go to grad school.
Advising Prospectus for Conservation Innovation Lab
On Being a Successful Graduate Student by John N. Thompson
Postdoctoral Fellowships by Leah Gerber, Priyanga Amarasekare and Cheryl Schultz
Unofficial Graduate Student Guide for School of Life Sciences