Interested in Joining the Lab?

Information for Undergraduates, Research Assistants or Prospective Volunteers

Please fill out this form if you are interested in opportunities to assist with research in the Ackerly Lab. We are often looking for interested people to help out in both the field and the lab.


Information for prospective Ph.D. students

I am actively seeking a new student (or possibly two) to join my lab in Fall 2019, and would be pleased to consider your application. Current research is focused on post-fire ecology (we have a long-term forest dynamics project at a site that burned in 2017), climate change impacts on vegetation, and implications for conservation and management.

It is worth noting that I have taken on a significant administrative position, as of July 1, 2018, as Dean of the College of Natural Resources. My research lab will continue to be very active, but much of my time will be taken up by my duties as Dean. Given this, the best candidates for my lab will be independent and strongly motivated students with prior research experience. I will be taking this into account as I review applications and meet candidates in the coming admissions cycle.

Due to the number of inquiries, I generally wait until all applications have been received, and then contact the strongest candidates to schedule meetings or phone calls. In addition, Integrative Biology invites selected candidates for an interview weekend in late January, before the final admissions decisions.

Information about the Integrative Biology graduate program is here.

The UC Berkeley Graduate School website is here.


Information for prospective post-docs

I do not have any post-doctoral openings in my lab at this time.

For those applying for independent fellowships, or interested in a Miller Post-doctoral Fellowship, please contact me about possibilities in my lab.


– David Ackerly