The Post Lab is located on the fourth floor of Osborn Memorial Laboraories, at the base of Science Hill, on the corner of Sachem and Prospect. I am always looking for enthusiastic undergraduate and graduate students (and postdocs) to join my lab.
Thank you for your interest in the Post Lab. I am looking for students and postdocs that are inquisitive, creative, collaborative, and hardworking. Members of the Post Lab work on questions in and around aquatic ecosystems, on questions related to food webs, stable isotopes, conservation biology and climate change, and eco-evolutonary interactions. For a more thorough description of our research, please see the Post Lab research page.
I AM LOOKING FOR GRADAUTE STUDENTS INTERSTED IN STUDYING:
A) Ecologocal and evolutionary consiquences of secondary contact between recently diverged forms of Alewife. This NSF supported research will take advantage of aleiwfe restoration efforts to track the dynamics of secondary contact from the initation of contact, and to understand the ecological and evolutionary consiquences of that secondary contact. Questions span from population genetics to ecosystem ecology.
B) Eco-evolutionary interactions in natural ecosystems and/or experimental lab systems.
C) Development and application of advanced compound specific stable isotope techniques to understand food web struture and dynamics.
I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR AN OUTSTANDING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW TO NOMINATE FOR A YIBS Donnelley Fellowship (which is higly competative). Prospective postdocs addressing the topic listed above are most welcome to contact me directly about project ideas.
I strongly believe in a stepwise approach to student training. Upon entering the Post Lab, I will work with you to develop a research program that matches your experience, expectations, and goals. I strongly encourage students new to research (at any level of education) to work with me on my projects in order to gain experience in, and develop intuition for, different ecological systems (extremely valuable even if you never work in that system again). As you gain experience, I will help you, and expect you, to branch out and become more independent.