Plant Ecology and Global Change: Science Motivated by Conservation

Interested in Joining the Lab?

Information for prospective Ph.D. students

NOTE: I will not be accepting new students for Fall, 2024. The information below may be relevant if you consider applying next year.

Current research in my lab is focused on post-fire ecology, climate change impacts on vegetation, and implications for conservation and management. I have faculty appointments in the Departments of Integrative Biology (IB) and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM). Most of my students are in IB, but students who feel a stronger alignment with ESPM may want to apply there. 

As of July 1, 2018, I took on significant administrative responsibilities as Dean of the Rausser College of Natural Resources. My research lab continues to be very active, but much of my time is 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, both IB and ESPM invite selected candidates for an interview weekend, before the final admissions decisions.

You can find more information about the IB graduate program here and about the ESPM 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.

Information for Undergraduates, Research Assistants or Prospective Volunteers

Please email [email protected] for more information about opportunities to assist with research in the Ackerly Lab. We are occasionally looking for interested people to help out in both the field and the lab.

Scroll to Top