Prospective Graduate Students for 2022
The McLachlan Lab in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences is looking for PhD students interested in ecological forecasting, especially in forecasting the long-term dynamics of vegetation in terrestrial and coastal ecosystems. Our lab forecasts changes in these ecosystems based on field measurements, controlled experiments, and mechanistic models of ecosystem processes. The lab is associated with the Ecological Forecasting Initiative (ecoforecast.org), with whom we work to make the field of ecological forecasting more inclusive and diverse. Prospective graduate students would also have the opportunity to be involved with these activities. Applicants should have interest and proficiency in one or more of the following: ecological modeling; Bayesian statistics; the long-term dynamics of vegetation; and/or undergraduate research training.