The Albert Lab in the Department of Biology at Louisiana at Lafayette is recruiting graduate students for Fall 2017. Research in the lab focuses on the diversity, evolution and biogeography of tropical freshwater fishes with a focus on the Amazon Basin. Projects can include but are not limited to: molecular phylogenetics and species-delimitation using morphological and next-gen sequencing approaches (e.g. UCEs), dispersal and feeding ecology using stable isotopes, continuous trait evolution using data from computed tomography, 3-D geometric morphometrics and biomechanical modeling, and Community Phylogenetics using GIS, parametric biogeography, and landscape evolution modeling approaches. Students have opportunities to develop independent research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The UL Lafayette Department of Biology has a strong tradition of teaching and research in sub-tropical and tropical biology. Course work centers on areas of students' interest in evolutionary or ecological theory.
Deadlines for application are Sept. 15 and Jan. 15th. Candidates from groups underrepresented in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. For further information please visit the Department of Biology Website, or contact James Albert at jalbert_at_louisiana.edu.
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