Florida softshell turtle, Apalone ferox, photo by J.D. Willson

Doctoral or Masters Students in Tropical Fish Ecology and Evolution

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Lafayette, LA
Closing Date
Deadlines for application are Sept. 15 and Jan. 15 for each year.

Dr. James Albert at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has ongoing openings for a Ph.D and MSc. students in his laboratory. Student research will focus on systematics, evolution, and biogeography of freshwater fishes. Graduate projects can include a combination of field-based and laboratory studies using DNA sequencing and morphological approaches. Students will have opportunities to develop independent research projects in tropical freshwaters Projects developed for North American freshwater and marine fishes are also possible. The UL Lafayette Department of Biology has a strong tradition of teaching and research in sub-tropical and tropical zoology. Course work would center on the areas of the students interests in evolutionary or ecological theory.


These programs are appropriate to students interested in research in tropical fish ecology and evolution. Qualifications for the masters program can be viewed at gradschool.louisiana.edu/graduate-programs/masters-degrees/ms-biology. For the doctoral program, see gradschool.louisiana.edu/graduate-programs/doctoral-degrees/phd-biology.

To Apply

Apply online at gradschool.louisiana.edu/apply. (You will need to create an account.)

Please contact James Albert (jalbert [at] louisiana.edu) directly via email if you are interested in pursuing graduate research in my laboratory and/or have any questions.

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