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William J. Resetarits, Jr.
Professor

Henry L. and Grace Doherty Chair in Freshwater Research

Department of Biology
University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi 38677
Phone: (662) 915-5804
Fax (662) 915-6554

wresetar@olemiss.edu

Graduate Students

The Resetarits Lab at The University of Mississippi is seeking highly qualified PhD. students to work on projects at the interface between community, behavioral, and evolutionary ecology.  Current work focuses on the role of habitat selection in the assembly of communities and the dynamics of metacommunities, the role of species diversity in community assembly/ecosystem function, and ecological character displacement and community structure in assemblages of intra-guild predators.  I also have a long-standing interest in complex life histories (e.g., amphibians, insects).  Focal taxa include amphibians, aquatic insects, and fish, while habitats range from small ephemeral, coastal plain ponds to headwater mountain streams. Students are expected to develop their own independent research projects (empirical and/or theoretical) around the larger themes identified above. Funding for past and ongoing research has come primarily from the National Science Foundation.

The Resetarits Lab is based at the University of Mississippi Field Station, approximately 11 miles from the main campus in Oxford. Oxford is a small but dynamic community with excellent cultural amenities, great food, a fun atmosphere, and a reasonable cost of living. The Department of Biology at The University of Mississippi has a dynamic group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists. Funding for both research and teaching assistantships are available to support students. For more information or to apply, please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact information for 3 references) to Dr. William Resetarits . 

Post Docs

The Resetarits Lab at Texas Tech is seeking 1-2 post-docs to work on projects at the interface between community, behavioral, and evolutionary ecology.  Current work focuses on the role of habitat selection in the assembly of communities and the dynamics of metacommunities, the role of species diversity in community assembly/ecosystem function, and ecological character displacement and community structure in assemblages of intra-guild predators. Focal taxa include amphibians, aquatic insects, and fish, while habitats range from small ephemeral, coastal plain ponds to headwater mountain streams.  Existing projects are primarily in the Eastern US, but opportunities also exist to develop projects the unique aquatic habitats of the Southwest. I am looking for dynamic self-starters who can work independently, but are also interactive and enjoy contributing to a variety of projects.  Individuals will be expected to develop their own unique “threads” (empirical and/or theoretical) within the context of the larger themes identified above, in addition to working on existing projects. Funding for past and ongoing research has come primarily from the National Science Foundation.

Texas Tech has a dynamic group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists, many of whom work at the interface between ecology, evolution, and behavior (http://www.biol.ttu.edu/default.aspx).  Funding is available for two years, with possibility of extension. Individuals will be based at TTU during much of the academic year.  Lubbock and TTU form a very user-friendly environment with low cost of living and VERY affordable housing. For more information and initiation of informal application phase, please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact information for 3 references) to Dr. William Resetarits (william.resetarits@ttu.edu).

Undergraduates