Graduate student opening (Ph.D./M.S.) - Spatial ecology of invasive species

The Kramer laboratory in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida is seeking a graduate student to study the spatial dynamics of invasive species using computational approaches, including machine learning and species distribution models. Research in the lab includes the population ecology of invasion, extinction and species coexistence. This project will build on previous work on forecasting potential invaders and patterns of spatial spread. Applicants interested in species distribution models, spatial dynamics, or aquatic invasive species are particularly encouraged to apply. Position will start in August, 2019.

Competitive applicants will have quantitative skills and strong oral and written communication abilities. Applicants with previous experience in ecological research, statistics, computer code, and/or spatial analysis are preferred.

Positions will be competitively funded through a combination of teaching and research assistantship support. Tuition (not including fees), medical insurance, and travel to professional meetings are covered. Students are also encouraged to apply for external fellowships such as the National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship (

To Apply:

For consideration please email a cover letter stating your research interest and qualifications, your CV with names and contact information for 3 references, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores to Dr. Drew Kramer by October 31st. Application to the department will also be necessary, with a preferred deadline of November 30th. Please contact me with any inquiries for additional information or to arrange a phone call.

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