Join the lab!!
I am looking for motivated students to join lab Fall 2017!
The Beaulieu Lab at the University of Arkansas is recruiting students for graduate study (PhD or MS) in plant evolution/phylogenetics. I'm looking for candidates that are independent, creative thinkers with a strong interest in any aspect of plant evolution. Potential research topics can be purely empirical or purely theoretical, or, ideally, blend some aspect of both. I am particularly interested in projects that integrate morphological studies with the development of new statistical and phylogenetic approaches. Experience with math and programming is desirable (specifically with the R statistical language), but certainly not required. I value motivation to learn above anything.
The annual deadline for Fall admission into the graduate program is January 15. I encourage interested candidates to contact me directly to discuss possible thesis topics/interests/projects. My contact details can be found on the home page of this website.
The Department of Biological Sciences fully funds students through teaching assistantships. However, there are additional sources of funding available through the university (i.e., $10,000-$20,000/yr as a supplement to TA stipend) that depend solely on the qualifications of the applicant. Information about these funding sources can be found here:
General information about the graduate program can be found here:
Finally, information regarding the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology concentration can be found here:
The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville, which is in the northwest corner of the state. Set in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Fayetteville has an abundance of state parks, community green space, parks, and walking trails. The city also has a first-class performing arts center, an active local food movement, a vibrant live music and festival scene, and a low cost of living compared to cities of similar size. Fayetteville was also just recently named the 3rd place to live in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report.