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PhD position in plant-herbivore interactions at the University of Florida 

The Plant-Herbivore Interaction Lab at the University of Florida seeks enthusiastic scientists to join our group. We will be recruiting 1-2 PhD students beginning Fall 2024 (applications due 15 January 2024). We are located in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The lab’s research focuses on the ecology and evolution of plant-herbivore interactions, with major themes including the evolution of plant defense, spatial variation (both small and large scales) in plant-herbivore interactions, and insect community ecology. We work mainly with herbaceous plants and insect herbivores in natural, managed, or agricultural systems. Graduate students should expect to conduct research along the major themes of the lab, although there is some flexibility. For further information on Phil Hahn’s lab at UF see plant-herbivore-interactions.net
 
Prior to applying, please send an inquiry email and CV to Phil Hahn at hahnp@ufl.edu. In the body of the email, please describe your research interests and experience, career goals, and potential study topics you may be interested in pursuing. Applicants should have a B.S. in biology, ecology, entomology, or closely related field and previous research experience; an M.S. with experience with statistical analysis in R and peer-reviewed publications are preferred. 
 
Gainesville is a great place to live, with affordable cost of living, ample outdoor recreational opportunities, and more. UF has a very strong ecology program across many departments and recently ranked as one of the top universities in the world for ecology.