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Opportunities for graduate studies at the University of Wyoming

 

Faculty with interests in evolutionary biology work in many of the science departments at the University of Wyoming. Consequently, students have diverse opportunties for pursuing graduate research with a focus in evolutionary biology.

Graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) are offered by individual departments (Botany, Geology and Geophysics, Renewable Resources, and Zoology and Physiology), as well as through interdepartmental graduate programs in Ecology and Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences.

The University of Wyoming is a great place to study evolution. Interested students can learn more about the opportunities we offer by contacting indvidual faculty members directly.

Participating faculty:

  • Craig Benkman, Zoology and Physiology
    Adaptive radiation, coevolution of birds and conifers
  • Greg Brown, Botany
    Bromeliaceae systematics
  • Alex Buerkle, Botany
    Genetics of adaptation and speciation
  • Matt Carling, Zoology and Physiology
    Speciation and adaptation in birds
  • Mark Clementz, Geology and Geophysics
    Paleobiology and adaptation in shallow marine ecosystems
  • Ron Hartman, Botany
    Flora and biogeography of the Rocky Mountains, Plant Systematics
  • Amy Krist, Zoology and Physiology
    Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions and of invasive species
  • David Liberles, Molecular Biology
    Molecular evolution
  • David McDonald, Zoology and Physiology
    Evolution of cooperation, phylogeography
  • Scott Shaw, Renewable Resources
    Wasp systematics (Braconidae)
  • Naomi Ward, Molecular Biology
    Microbial genomics, ecology, and systematics
  • Cynthia Weinig, Botany
    Plant evolutionary genetics
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