Prospective Students

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Undergraduates seeking research experience or an undergraduate honors thesis are encouraged to contact me. We also often hire undergraduates to help with both field and lab work.

I advise undergraduates in the Biology major, and in the interdisciplinary major in the Science of Natural and Environmental Systems. Undergraduates especially interested in pursuing ecosystem ecology might also consider the Semester in Environmental Science at the Marine Biological Lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Graduate Students interested in working with me should expect to develop their own research project in terrestrial ecosystem ecology or watershed biogeochemistry, and should first contact me directly via email to discuss interests and experience (clg33).

I accept students through the Ph.D. program in the Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. See here for more details on the program, and contact Patty Jordan ( with technical questions on the application process. Applications are typically due around Dec. 1.

The Field of E&EB guarantees accepted students five years of support, often through teaching assistantships. Students are strongly encouraged to seek graduate fellowships from programs such as NSF, NASA, and EPA, or other sources of student support.

Students interested in participating in Cornell's new NSF-IGERT training program in Cross-Scale Biogeochemistry and Climate should see the program's website here. Those intereseted in studying Earth System Science at Cornell should go here.