Interested in starting a Ph.D. at the University of Florida ?
Accepting Applications through April 1
Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship Opportunities – Apply to Agronomy major for consideration:
Agroecology with faculty member Zachary Brym
Campus location: UF Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead, Florida.
The Brym lab conducts experimental and quantitative research in plant physiology and crop management. Students will gain strong computational and analytical skills to evaluate complex and broad-scale processes driving agricultural systems. Research projects may focus on the distribution and management of invasive plant species, the role of biodiversity in agroecosystems, and the modelling of plant physiology and management systems across agronomic and horticultural crops. The prospective student must demonstrate proficiency in computational or quantitative research methods, written and oral communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, and self-motivation to conduct rigorous science. Prior experience in agronomic, horticultural, or ecological research is highly desirable. Global research opportunities may be available in association with the UF Global Systems Agroecology Ph.D. program. Limited student housing is available on campus.
Algae – Diversity and Toxicity with faculty member Dail Laughinghouse
Campus location: UF Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Florida.
Dr. Laughinghouse has interests in all things algae (including cyanobacteria) – from basic to applied. His background includes systematics, ecology, harmful algal blooms (HABs), cyanotoxins, phycoremediation, biofuels, biomass, metagenomics and metatranscriptomics of marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments. The current research in his lab focuses on diversity and toxicity of algae and ways to remediate HABs. He analyses who is there, what is their function, what are their consequences, and in cases of HABs, how can we best remediate with minimum disruption to aquatic bodies. In addition, he investigates new practices for the use of algal biomass. Limited student housing is available on campus.