I am looking for highly motivated, independent students who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty. Additionally, electronics and coding experience, power tool skills, GIS experience, and a clear speaking voice for podcasts and videos are all skills that I am looking for, but are not a prerequisite. If this sounds like you and you are interested in working with me, please fill out the application and send it to me with your CV.
Athens Campus Work
I am looking for students to help curate data, digitize maps in ArcGIS, build Arduino based sensors, create “how to” documents and videos, and to create podcasts on foundational ecology papers. Students must be comfortable working independently as I am away from Athens for extended periods of time.
St. Catherines Island Field Work
I invite 2 students to help me in the field every summer. Invited students typically have already worked with me in Athens or have prior field experience. Students work in the marsh with oysters and Spartina marsh grass and get a lot of intertidal field experience. I am generally able to provide accommodation, however, I like to see students take initiative and apply for funding for summer research (I am happy to help develop research ideas). For more information about the island visit the St. Catherines Island website.
As a field ecologist, I have to build experiment parts from scratch because the units needed are not commercially manufactured. As a result a lot of experimental units that I make are made from pvc, zip-ties, rebar and mesh. If you have some on these construction materials that you would like to donate I would be very grateful. If you live in the coastal reagion I would happy to come and pick the materials up, alternatively you can also deliver to this address. Click on the link below for a list of materials that I need and more infomation.
All donations are most welcome. You can either donate directly through paypal or through an amazon wishlist and ship to my address at the bottom of the page.
First and foremost I would like to thank my advisor and lab for all their support and help. Without my National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, St. Catherines Island Research Program/American Museum of Natural History Fellowship and Georgia Sea Grant Funding, my research would not be possible. I would also like to acknowledge addition funding sources – The University of Georgia’s Marine Extension Service, Pentecost Coastal Ecology Fund and the Odum School of Ecology. Last but not least, thanks to my amazing undergrads who are the backbone to my research – Michael Holden, John Coffin, Zack Jarrell, Tim Montgomery, Jessica Story, Lucas Montouchet, Kaleigh Davis, Katie Mattox and Erick Gavilanes.