Photo of researchers near an oak tree at sunrise

Above: Lab members appreciating the sunrise after collecting predawn water potentials at our long-term oak monitoring site at the UC Sedgwick Reserve.

Graduate Students: I am not recruiting PhD or MS students during the 2024 (and likely 2025) application cycle. In general, I can only recruit MS students for funded projects, though the possibility of TAships through the department is currently expanding. For PhD students, I typically work with each student to fund their dissertation work through a combination of my grants, internal and external fellowships, and TAships. 

Postdocs: Please shoot me an email and I'd be happy to discuss research ideas and funding options. 

Undergraduates: The LEAF Lab welcomes students with diverse interests in plant ecology, fire ecology, ecophysiology, nutrient cycling, leaf/soil chemistry, restoration, remote sensing, and  geographic information systems/science(GIS). We welcome students with varying majors, research experience, and undergraduate level(pre-freshman to post-senior) to apply. Paid and for-credit undergraduate research is possible in the lab both during the summer and the academic year, particularly for work-study eligible students. Our lab is only able to take on a few students per quarter depending on what projects are ongoing and the mentoring capacity of the graduate students. We strive to give our undergraduates the best lab experience possible which means we can only take on so many students per quarter. 

If you are interested in applying to the LEAF Lab please fill out the GoogleForm. You may fill out this form at any time. Please note that we will be looking over applications:

  • Week 1 & 2 of Fall quarter for students to work Fall quarter 
  • Week 8 & 9 of Fall, Winter, and Spring quarter to work the following quarter



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