If you're interested in the biodiversity crisis and tackling questions at large-global scales, if you have curiosity and passion towards nature and its conservation, We're
Looking for a Ph.D. student / Post-Doc
The research will combine approaches from macroecology and conservation biology, using cutting-edge quantitative tools, statistics and machine learning. It will entail construction and analysis of large data-sets pertaining to the distribution, systematics, and life-history traits of global land-vertebrates. This research is conducted in collaboration with international conservation organizations. We will review applications during May and June 2020 and the successful aplicants are expected to start their studies in October 2020
more details on the project can be found here as well as in our publications, e.g., Roll et al. 2017, Nature Ecology and Evolution
M.Sc. / Ph.D. in ecology / conservation or related fields
Ability to work independently
peer-reviewed publications and knowledge of (and passion for) reptiles are helpful but not mandatory (but for postdoc applicant you will need an extra special reason if you don't have at least 2-3 first author papers!)
We are always looking for motivated, curious, bright, creative and diligent
undergraduate project students, MSc. students, PhD students and postdocs. If you want to become one, and you are interested in the research done in our lab, please e-mail Shai (firstname.lastname@example.org), preferably along with a CV, pdfs of publications (if you have already published), and description of your interests.
Right now we are looking for students and postdocs interested in pursuing studies of reptile macroecology and conservation, taxonomy and phylogenetics, island biogeography and natural history.
Note that Israeli M.Sc. degrees run for two years. Ph.D.'s for four. Students normally receive full scholarship, including tuition fees, but scholarship numbers are restricted. If you can secure your own funding you have a distinct advantage.
The ten (for now) commandments of the Meiri lab
Animals are not only good models for other animals. They are interesting in their own right. If you disagree with this statement Zoology may not be the best profession for you.
Graduate students are grown up individuals. The supervisor should only educate them if they choose to be educated. The responsibility for the quality of a graduate degree is, first and foremost, the student’s. The supervisor’s job is to enable and help the student produce the best work her/his efforts merit.
Statistics are necessary and (while not the main reason why we study zoology) not (well, seldom) evil. They tell us whether our results are meaningful.
Graduate degrees are exercises in doing science. This includes writing up the research for publication. Graduate students should write papers.
The scientific language is English. Deal with it. Read it, write in it.
The main goal of doing a graduate degree is not to minimize the effort involved.
You can’t falsify hypotheses without data.
If your data are crap then no matter how sophisticated and brilliant your analyses are, you will, at most, produce processed crap.
Paying tuition fees does not oblige the university to grant you a degree. It give you the right to sit the exams.
Graduate degrees have ending dates. These ending dates mostly benefit the students: make sure you work within the timeframe of your degree.
?לא רואים עברית The scientific language is English (sometimes with Latin and Greek flavourings), not Hebrew. If you want to do science – deal with it.