Please email me if you would like to discuss working with me. I welcome inquiries to join the lab from talented, hard-working, independent and self-motivated students sharing my research interests.  My research is described in more detail on my research pagepublications page and home page.  People at the BSc (Honors), M.Sc., Ph.D., or postdoctoral levels are welcome. I am happy to work with graduate students on developing projects closely related to my own research.

Contact me for graduate school if you:

  • Have a strong interest in a combination of plant ecophysiology, community ecology and trait-based ecology;
  • Are hard-working and fully committed to your studies;
  • Know what I work on. Read my Research page and pick a couple of my first-authored papers to read; and
  • Are committed to apply to external funding. (e.g. graduate scholarships: NSERCOGS ; e.g. postgraduate scholarships: NSERC, MITACS – elevate, LiberEro)

Mentoring philosophy

My goal as an advisor is to help you:

  • become a creative and independent researcher, broadly trained in ecology and evolution;
  • develop an independent body of research centered on your own interests and career goals;
  • learn to identify knowledge gaps, current relevant questions and hypotheses, and  feasible methods.

This process is fun and rewarding, but it is also a lot of hard work requiring dedication.  To succeed you must be committed to your project and the process of graduate school. In turn, I am committed to mentoring my students and I will be available for regular one-on-one meetings and advice. You should plan to be engaged in lab meetings and seminars and to interact with other lab groups on campus.

See the document detailing my Lab Philosophy and Expectations here.