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A perfect place for a lab meeting – Lab hike and meeting – Avery Peak, 12,700 ft. Rocky Mountain Biological Lab, Gothic Colorado June 2015 (Photo Ben Blonder)

Graduate Students – I am especially interested in supporting students interested in: (1) plant eco-physiology and ecosystem flux work associated with either the elevational transect of plant communities near the Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic Colorado and/or at our long-term plot in Guanacaste Costa Rica and our more recent field work in Peru ; (2) helping to extend and develop novel theoretical and quantitative contributions to allometric/metabolic scaling theory, trait-based ecology, and plant form and Brian Enquist-Feb2020-102function; and (3) in any areas in Macroecology, biodiversity science, and large-scale ecology

Post-Doctoral Positions – I have openings for at least one post-doctoral positions.  Also, I actively work with students to write grants to support your time in the lab. If you are interested in completing a post-doc in the lab in areas such as scaling, ecoinformatics, tropical 1400-tuscon-az-snow.imgcache.rev1414084745205.web.1400.720forest eco
logy, macroecology, allometry, or ecophysiology please contact me and lets talk.

Undergraduate Students – We are openly seeking sincere and enthusiastic students who would like to learn research, gain experience or see what it is like to be in graduate school. There are several opportunities for undergraduate students in the lab. We can easily give research credit for help or work done in the lab. We are al6296-tucson-modern-streetcar-program-management-7999so keen in helping students form independent honor thesis projects. In addition, we often hire students during the summer for Research Experie
nce for Undergraduate (REU) positions helping us with field work. We welcome all undergraduate inquires into how they can work within the lab.

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact me.

View from the University of Arizona GeoScience building – showing an amazing evening storm brewing over the Catalina Mountain’s that border Tucson.
Tucson Downtown skyline w/ the Santa Catalina mountain range and clouds in the background
Tucson Downtown skyline w/ the Santa Catalina mountain range and clouds in the background

Philosophy – Science is a process and knowledge…. it is also fun, creative, useful, and is a  global human endeavor  . . .  For students entering my lab, attitude, sincerity, and commitment are at least as important as grades and experience. I place a premium on intellectual creativity, the desire to learn, an enthusiasm for the natural world, hard work, hard play, and the desire to take on big important problems.  I am especially looking for students who are interested in developing collaborative skills.  My lab is interested in students who are excited about ecology, evolution, natural history, the scientific method, and in making an impact on science and society. While I do have funding opportunities to support promising students I expect graduate students to also help the greater cause by learning to seek external funding for their work, and publish their research in refereed journals. I am interested in working closely with you, teaching you the tricks of the trade, and helping you to develop independently as a scientist. If this sounds like you, please contact me about openings in my lab.cropped-16874686187_7cbd179909_o.jpg

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Dr. Brian J. Enquist
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721

Telephone: (520) 626-3329
E-mail: benquist (at) email ( dot) arizona ( dot) edu.
Office location: 422 BioSciences West

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