PhD Research on Vertebrate Ecology, University of Rhode Island, United States

Expires on: 03/10/2024


Dr. Kathleen is seeking two Ph.D. students to address research questions on vertebrate ecology in the Northeast. At least one project will be in collaboration with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. Research questions and focal species will depend on student interest and collaborator needs. Students should expect some field work in Rhode Island or surrounding states. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to):

  1. Occupancy, abundance, or distribution modeling for terrestrial species
  2. Connectivity and human land use analyses
  3. GIS data layer development and protected area prioritization

For more details please review the job advertisement posted at


Send your application or any questions to Dr. Kathleen Carroll (kathleen.carroll @ by 10 March 2024 with the subject line “Ph.D. Student Application” and the materials listed (incomplete applications will not be considered). Please also review the URI Ph.D. program requirements and the Ecology and Ecosystems (EES) program. 

1. Academic CV that highlights your current skills (4 pages max)

2. The names, email, and phone numbers of three references (you will be notified first)

3. A short description of your interests and tentative career goals (300 words max)

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