Quantitative Marine Ecology Lab

Join the Lab

There are often openings for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows within the Quantitative Marine Ecology Lab at the University of New Hampshire working with Professor Easton White.

All lab members must be:

  • Decent human beings (we don’t work with jerks)
  • Interested in marine systems and using quantitative tools (e.g., mathematical models, statistics, R)
  • Wanting to change the world

Members of the lab are strongly committed to anti-racist practices, real diversity and inclusion efforts, and moving science beyond the ivory tower.

Commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity

One of my main commitments as a faculty member is promoting and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM. Please consider applying for a position in my lab if you are a first-generation college student, a student from a low-income background, a member of a racial or ethnic minority group, if you identify as a woman or as LGBTQ+, and/or if you have a disability.

Graduate students

I am currently looking to recruit a M.S. student (to start Fall 2021) to work on one of three possible questions: 1) small scale fisheries management, 2) the role of extreme events in marine systems, or 3) the effect of COVID-19 on sustainable seafood. I will also be recruiting both M.S. and Ph.D. students for Fall 2022. Experience (and willingness to learn more) with R, quantitative skills (e.g., mathematical modeling, statistics), and field work is needed. A basic understanding of Spanish is a plus. If you are interested, please send Easton.White@unh.edu a CV and brief introduction, including details of your prior research experience, as well as your research interests and graduate school goals and how you think these align with my research program. I am also open to chatting about potential projects related to other areas of my research program.

I can accept students through UNH’s Biological Sciences MS and PhD programs. There are options within these programs in both Integrative and Organismal Biology (IOB) and Marine Biology (MB). The priority deadline for Fall admission is January 15th each year. If you are interested in working with me, I strongly recommended that you reach out to me before applying for graduate study. Graduate work is typically funded through a combination of fellowships, research positions, and teaching assistantships.

Postdoctoral fellows

Conditional on funding, I will likely soon be looking for postdoctoral fellows to work on questions related to fisheries and disturbances, mathematical modeling of disturbances and socio-environmental systems, improving population monitoring and data collection, sustainable seafood, or synthesizing across socio-environmental fisheries. My background is in quantitative ecology with an emphasis on marine systems. However, my interests are broad and I am happy to discuss other project ideas further. I am also open to collaboratively working on proposals to help fund independent postdoctoral fellow positions through several different programs.

If you are interested, please send an email and CV to Easton White (Easton.White@unh.edu).

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