Job Opportunities & Potential Graduate Students
Prospective students interested in beginning graduate study in Fall 2012 should contact me to discuss potential opportunities. To begin our discussions you should describe your interests and skills that are relevant to my work. I am partial to prospective students who have worked or had some non-classroom experience since completing their undergraduate degree, but that is not a hard and fast rule. Strong quantitative interests are desirable, and I encourage graduate students to pursue strength in quantitative, analytical and computational subjects available at Cornell. In my work I bridge the gap between empiricism and analysis, plus I also consider myself adept at identifying key issues that can help address problems in environmental resource management.
You will note in the pages describing my research interests that almost all of my efforts are linked to some issue relevant to managing inland fisheries, though my research projects encompass a broad range of aquatic taxa and ecosystems. For example, I work in both streams and lakes, and my research efforts currently focus on such diverse realms as factors influencing the microbial fauna in fish gastrointestinal tracts, the ability to reverse the impacts of a non-native fish introduction on Adirondack fish communities, the influence of forest age on aspects of stream habitat, and the influence of atmospheric deposition and climate change on fish survival, growth and reproduction. The common thread in all of these efforts is my attempt to identify important "drivers" of ecosystem processes, with an eye towards identifying drivers that can be usefully managed by humans.
When inquiring about graduate opportunities, please provide me with a summary of your: (1) academic interests, (2) academic background (classes taken, GPA, and GRE scores, if available), and (3) your resume. I am willing to speak with prospective students, but it is most helpful to first provide me with your background information before initiating any conversation about graduate prospects.
None currently available