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Are you interested in research in the Parker Lab?

Potential graduate students should visit San Francisco State University's Graduate Program Web Site for more general information, starting with the Biology Department's site:

I'm interested in students who wish to pursue research on plant community ecology focusing on some aspect of community dynamics. I'm currently working mostly in chaparral. I'm also interested in students with an evolutionary perspective who might develop evolutionary or ecological projects with Arctostaphylos or Ceanothus species.

The perfect applicants will be motivated to be a biologist working principally with plants in the field. They will have an interest in what I do, some research experience, and good grades and test scores. For me, interest and motivation are the most important.

Most applicants are interested in restoration or conservation, however, projects directly involving those issues are not always available for the timing of a Master's project.  Instead, testing aspects of ecological theory that directly apply to restoration or conservation issues that interest you are more likely approaches to research projects.

If you're interested in working in my lab, I encourage you to contact me directly to discuss your interest before applying through the university. 

Undergraduate students
I usually support 1 or 2 undergraduates in my lab as research assistants, and also have room for 1 or 2 to do independent research projects. You might check to see if there is UMEB or UMB positions available; these are undergraduate research support using grant money provided by NSF. They are usually advertised in the middle of the spring semester.

If you're interested in applying, please email me directly at: