Prospective Students

I am currently looking for graduate students. If you think you might be interested in working with me, read the following and please get in touch. If you are interested in becoming a member of my lab, you should:

1. Read the information about my research interests.
2. Read some of the publications I’ve written with my collaborators over the last few years.
3. Then, if you decide that our interests overlap, please send me an email.

In this email, please include the following information:

1. Your CV
2. Grade Point Averages (including a conversion to the US 4.0 scale)
3. GRE scores (including your percentile scores, not just the raw scores)
4. A list of references (their names, titles, institutions, and how you know them)
5. A list of publications (if any)
6. A statement that outlines (a) your motivations for obtaining a graduate degree and (b) which research areas particularly interest you. It is alright if you do not know what subject you want to study at this point, but it would help to get a better sense of your interests and why you believe you are a good fit for this lab.

Thanks for your interest!

Sarah, Lauren, Lisa, and Rachel presented their research at the Animal Behavior Society Conference in Toronto, Canada,
and Sarah and Lauren also presented at the International Urban Wildlife Conference in San Diego! (June 2017)

Sarah D., Lauren, Lisa, Rachel, and Emily presented their research at the
Animal Behavior Society Conference in Columbia, MO! (July 2017)

Enjoying good food and company during lab dinners! (August 2015, August 2016)

'Tis the season for bowling and holiday costume contests! The ABC lab won the best costume contest both years! (December 2015, December 2016)


About the University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a college town in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Nestled between two mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is home to year-round outdoor activities including hiking, camping, rock climbing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, fishing and mountain biking. Laramie is also near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours).
University of Wyoming

Vedauwoo

Vedauwoo is a beautiful natural area that is only a 15 min drive from campus.


There are several beautiful hiking and skiing opportunities around Medicine Bow Peak in the Snowy Range of the Rocky Mountains (about 30 min from campus).


About the Department of Zoology and Physiology

The Department of Zoology and Physiology has a particularly strong and growing program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. PhD students in my lab will have the opportunity to be a member of the interdepartmental Program in Ecology.

In addition to the members of our lab, there are opportunities to interact with other faculty at the university with related interests. For example, you may want to check out the work of the following faculty:

Dave McDonald – behavioral and molecular ecology, focusing on lekking birds
Jon Prather – neural mechanisms of bird song
Jake Goheen - community ecology and conservation biology, focusing on mammals
Merav Ben-David - behavioral ecology, population dynamics and ecosystem function, focusing on carnivores
Anna Chalfoun – wildlife-habitat relationships, focusing on songbirds and small mammals
Matt Kauffman - animal ecology and conservation, focusing on large mammals