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Schultz Research Group Conservation Biology



Dear Prospective Graduate Students,

We do not expect to have funding to recruit new graduate students in Fall 2021 unless students are successful in securing external funding such as NSF Graduate Fellowships. If you believe you might be competitive for these fellowships and are planning to apply,  we encourage you to get in touch with us and consider applying to join the lab.

In the Conservation Biology Research Group, we use a population ecology lens to address the ecology of at-risk species and develop conservation and restoration responses to global change. Our work largely focuses on rare butterflies and their habitats in Pacific Northwest prairies as a model system to address broad ecological questions as well as advance conservation on-the-ground.

We expect independence and maturity from  graduate students along with an enthusiasm for their research.  We accept student who are capable of excellent graduate-level research, have a record of prior research experience, have strong quantitative skills and have excellent technical writing skills. Competitive applicants have a high GPA and GRE scores, strong letters of recommendation, and a record of experience conducting ecological research.

If you are interested in applying, please send an email and include the following

–       A description of your academic and work background, with particular reference to past research experience

–       What types of research questions you would like to address in graduate school

–       Why you want to pursue an MS or PhD

–       Your future goals

–       Your current resume/CV

–       Transcripts and relevant coursework, GREs, awards etc.

–       Anything else you think is important.

Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer.  We highly encourage members of under-represented groups to apply.


Cheryl Schultz