MS Position in Urban Ecology and Evolution

The Capps, Anderson, and Wares Labs in the Odum School of Ecology at the
University of Georgia are interested in recruiting a MS student to begin
coursework in the fall of 2019 in the Conservation Ecology and
Sustainable Development program to support research in urban ecology and

To work in our labs, you must: 1) meet the entrance requirements for the
University of Georgia and be admitted to the program in the Odum School,
2) enjoy working in a team environment, and 3) have a strong work ethic.
Students in our lab groups typically conduct a combination of field and
laboratory work and integrate both experimental and observational
approaches to answer ecological and evolutionary questions. Applicants
for this position will also be required to apply for the Butler and
Spencer Fellowships through the Odum School in cooperation with the
River Basin Center at UGA (

Entrance to the Odum School of Ecology typically requires high GPAs and
competitive verbal and quantitative GRE scores, though there is some
flexibility if an applicant has extensive research experience and/or
particularly strong letters of recommendation. If you have not taken
your exams, but will complete them by November, please make sure to
mention that information in your email.

The research project will examine the long-term impacts of urbanization
on the evolution of stream macroinvertebrate populations. The student
will be advised by the research team of Krista Capps, Jill Anderson, and
John Wares. Applicants should have completed or will complete a degree
in biology, ecology, evolution, or a related field by August 2019.
Applicants are required to have previous research experience, and those
with previous experience working with freshwater macroinvertebrates
and/or genetic analyses are preferred.

Contact Instructions: If you are interested in this position, please
send Dr. Krista Capps (kcapps [ at ] an email with (1) a two
paragraph description of your research interests and relevant
work/educational experience, (2) one sentence outlining your GRE (and
TOEFL if applicable) scores, and (3) one-sentence identifying the degree
you are interested in pursuing. Please attach a pdf of your curriculum
vitae or resume and copies of university transcripts. This information
will be shared with Drs. Anderson and Wares.

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