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Potential postdocs: If you too are intrigued by mechanisms of behavioral evolution/plasticity and would like to be a part of our team, contact Kim at to share your ideas and discuss fellowship options (e.g., NSF PRF, NSF STEM Ed PRF, NIH NRSA, etc).

Prospective PhD students: IU’s Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Graduate Program is a wonderful place for students interested in mechanisms of behavior, how they are shaped by the environment, and how they evolve. If you are interested in applying, read some of the lab’s recent publications and contact Kim at In your email, please share why you’re interested in our lab and what research you’ve done. Include a CV that states GPA. Think critically about your decision. To pursue a Ph.D. in science is both extremely challenging and extremely rewarding. Note on timing and priorities: Apps are due Dec 1, 2024 -- Current areas of growth include projects that capitalize on our longitudinal dataset in tree swallows (e.g. on extra-pair paternity and its relationship to female behavior) and projects that are comparative in nature (e.g. contrasting species in some aspect of competition or thermal tolerance). I am seeking a PhD student with relevant disciplinary experience in avian field biology -- someone who is excited about these ideas, someone who is keen to combine muddy boots field biology with endocrine-molecular lab work, someone who is committed to team science. 

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Undergraduates: If you are interested in our research, fill out this form and send an email to Kim at, telling why you’re interested in our research. Include relevant information about your year, major, and desired type/degree of involvement (e.g., course credit, work study, paid during the school year and/or summer, lab work, field work). Note: We have already hired our paid undergraduate workers for Spring/Summer 2024, but you are welcome to reach out for future opportunities. 

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