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PhD opportunities Ecology Environment & Society- Tumber-Davila Lab Dartmouth College 

We are looking for 1-2 PhD students to join the lab beginning Fall 2024! Students will develop an independent research trajectory broadly related to these research topics: 1) the size and shape of plant root systems, plant allometry, and trait-based ecology 2) climate change and disturbance impacts on terrestrial ecosystems 3) forest carbon offsets and policy 4) justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM and the academy.All accepted PhD students are guaranteed 5 years of funding including summer salary and health insurance. No GRE or application fee is required. 
Prospective students should apply to the Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) Graduate Program at Dartmouth College. 
For graduate studies in EEES, we seek creative and committed scholars who share our interests in ecology, evolution, environments and society. New students generally enter EEES by joining a specific lab with a pre-identified major advisor. We encourage prospective applicants to communicate directly with one or more individual faculty to explore shared interests and learn about current openings. Applications can be submitted to EEES at any time and Ph.D. programs can begin in any academic term. However, we normally have interviews in January or February, make offers in March, and most new students begin in summer or fall term. For full consideration on this cycle, applicants are encouraged to have their applications complete by 1 December. To submit an application, please go the Dartmouth Graduate Programs online application site . 
We recognize that the graduate application process can be opaque and difficult to navigate, presenting many barriers to prospective students. As part of efforts to increase the diversity and accessibility of graduate studies in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental studies and earth systems, we encourage applicants to apply to the Dartmouth EEES Scholars Program, an in-person, fully funded 3-day workshop designed to demystify the graduate school application process. Applications are accepted in the spring for the fall workshop.. 

To Inquire About the Positions: 

If you are interested in discussing PhD positions in the lab, please fill out the following form: cutt.ly/JoinLabForm 

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Additional Information 

The Tumber-Dávila lab provides individual-centered mentorship utilizing multi-mentor models that center mentee career goals in a collaborative, co-learning environment. Applicants who self-identify as individuals from groups historically excluded from ecology and/or persons excluded because of their ethnicity or race (PEERs) are particularly encouraged to apply. All lab members contribute to the cultivation of an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist lab group. 


Shersingh Joseph Tumber-Dávila (he/él) 

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Harvard Forest LTER Postdoctoral Fellow 

Incoming Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College (2024) 

Ph.D. & M.S. Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University 

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