Master’s degree opportunity to study terrestrial ecology at John Carroll University

FW by Andy Wilson

The laboratory of Carl D. Anthony and Cari-Ann M. Hickerson anticipates one or two openings beginning in fall of 2017. Funded teaching assistantships include a full tuition waiver and a stipend of $11,600/year for 2 years.

Drs. Anthony and Hickerson have two distinct research areas:

1) We are interested in how ecological factors such as mate choice, aggression, territoriality, and diet interact in the divergence of sympatric populations. We use polymorphic (striped, unstriped) populations of the Eastern Red-backed Salamander as a model system for this work.

2) We are also interested in how terrestrial amphibians interact with large invertebrates (e.g. centipedes, spiders, earthworms) in temperate forest floor food webs.

Recent publications and lab member contacts can be found on our website:

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please contact Carl Anthony
( and Cari Hickerson ( directly, and as soon as possible. Please include your interests, relevant experience and classes you have had, and your biology GPA in your email.

Applications to the graduate school and for teaching assistantships are due 1 February 2017. More information can be found on the JCU Department of Biology webpage (



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