How to join us
Student admission has become an increasingly competitive process. Our lab receives many applications of new students who wants to work with us. Because we have not space, time and funding to deal with everyone, we make a selection based on Ecology, English, and Stats knowledge. An email with a proposed letter or a visit to our lab should be a nice first approach. Below, you can find some information about our lab routine, expectations and opportunities.
We seek for students that are not taxon-biased but question-biased. We expect that our students spend more time thinking in intriguing ecological questions than sleeping night after night in field. Our students are fully pushed to increasing their skills in math, stats and computational programming. Scientific reading and writing must be a daily routine. Good research arises from the overlapping among a good question, a clear theoretical background, some nice data from field and experiments, and an adequate statistical approach. If you like this reasoning, you are very welcome to join us.
We offer opportunities in two graduate programs for you advance in your academic career. Applications for master students are offered every end of year (around October) in both programs, while PhD candidates (vacancies only for Ecology and Conservation Program) are welcome at any time of the year. Special applications for overseas students pursuing a master degree are also permitted at any time. Professionals interested in a Postdoc position are hugely encouraged to send us a propose letter.
Admission and Fellowships
Admission for master students requests tests about Ecology and English proficiency as well as an interview and a curriculum evaluation. Admission for PhD students are based on the curriculum and the thesis project evaluation (access the specific details about the admission process in the respective site of each program - above). A limited number of fellowships are offered every year for master and PhD students. There are not any kind of tuition to engage in our graduate programs.