Prospective Students

Caterpillar Prospective students should contact me by e-mail (

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology offers a well-rounded, active, and supportive environment for graduate studies in behavior, biodiversity studies, ecology, evolutionary biology, and systematics. The Department has particular strengths in systematics, organismal, and conservation biology relative to many other EEB programs. Facilties include several shared molecular biology labs, a state-of-the-art collection facility, and research and teaching greenhouses. The department includes more than 30 faculty and more than 50 graduate students. For additional details about the Department and its strengths check out this page.

Details of graduate student financial support and information relevant to the application process can be found here on the UConn EEB website.

Students are expected to develop independent projects on subjects related to on-going lab research efforts in systematics or invertebrate conservation. While my primary research focus is on Lepidoptera, I would entertain the possibility of projects on Odonata, bees, and other groups (of conservation relevance).