I am always looking for motivated students to join the lab. If you are interested in joining the lab, please email me to introduce yourself and include a brief CV. It would be helpful if you outlined how your research interests overlap with mine (see Research and Popular & Press) and what your future goals are. Projects will generally involve generating and analyzing 'big data' from wild populations so interest in learning different computer languages (UNIX, perl, R) and seeing your study animal in the field is a plus!
MSc and PhD degrees are offered through the Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate program at Trent University. Eligible students will be encouraged to apply for provincial (OGS) and national funding (NSERC) - click here for more information. Prospective international students should consult the Trent University guidelines. My philosophy for graduate theses is to provide the framework to successfully address key research questions, but give students the flexibility to develop and pursue questions of their own interest.
For undergraduate students - working in the lab is a great way to experience research first hand, learn cutting-edge techniques and analyses, and get a reference letter. Summer paid positions are available annually as are undergraduate thesis projects.
PhD project (2020) on comparative cervid genomics and population demographics (4 years funding available)
PDF (2020) on comparative ungulate genomics (2 years funding available)
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