My research students tend to fall into one of two groups, but with more overlap than you might think. One area of research has a focus on tropical ecology, with questions around forest restoration, forest dynamics and plant-animal interactions. Another focus is more (but not entirely) New Zealand based - insect pollination, with questions around how landscape affects pollinators and how invasive weedy species interact with pollinators in ways which affect native plants.
I have a strong interest in population genetics and genes in populations- I am currently developing a joint project with Dr Pieter Pelser combining pollination ecology with population genetic studies.
If you are:
Are passionate about science and motivatedto commit to your research
Enjoy combining field research with laboratory and/or glasshouse experiments
Enjoy working in a multi-cultural research community
Postdoctoral Fellows: I don’t currently have funding for new postdoctoral fellows but there are opportunities. For example in New Zealand AGMARDT (Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development) postdoctoral fellowships may be applicable to pollination ecology. Click here to apply.
International postdoctoral funds include Marie Cure Outgoing Fellowships, and Miss E.L Hellaby Indigenous Grasslands Trust . If you are interested in applying for a postdoctoral fellowship in my lab, please discuss with me well in advance to express your interest, send me your CV and discuss the application process.
Nigerian students with links to academic institutes in Nigeria can apply to the Tertiary Education Trust fund (TETF ).
New Zealand Development Scholarships are available to students from certain countries. There are not many available- but if you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please discuss with me well in advance to express your interest and discuss the application process.