Excellent opportunity for Canadian PhD students (please pass it on).

Are you an excellent Canadian student who is interested in completing a PhD? Know someone who fits that description? If so, please note (and/or pass it on). I will be happy to discuss possible projects with qualified candidates to work in my lab.

Click for larger image.

Again, this is for Canadian students […]


PhD scholarships available for Canadian students at U of Guelph.

The Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Guelph announces a competition for multiple PhD awards in the disciplines of Ecology, Evolution, and Comparative Physiology, each guaranteed at $100,000 over four years.

Interested applicants are requested to submit the following (merged into a single PDF): CV, unofficial transcript, contact information for two referees, […]


Copyright notice from NRC Press.

Well, it finally happened. I received a copyright notice from a publisher about reprints that are posted on my lab website. I actually thought most publishers were sympathetic to the realities of scientific communication and let that sort of thing slide, but apparently not. I’m particularly disappointed that it comes from the National Research […]


Potential PhD positions for Canadian students.

Posted on EvolDir:

The College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph is offering support to enable the recruitment of several exceptional PhD students, including in the areas of areas of evolutionary biology, biodiversity, and genomics. Suitable candidates are sought who can be put forward in an application for this funding. Possible positions […]


Reflecting on my first experience with research.

I often tell undergraduates about the importance of conducting research projects in their senior year if they intend to pursue graduate studies in science. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that the labs that they have experienced up to that point in undergraduate courses, though useful for introducing specific concepts, […]


What would I do with more research support? Part One: Background.

One of the great joys of being a scientist is that we get to spend our lives exploring the aspects of the natural world that most intrigue and excite us. However, the equally great frustration of being a researcher is that our curiosity and passion invariably outstrip the resources available for our explorations. It […]