Joining the Crandall Lab...

Graduate Students

I am currently seeking 1-2 Ph.D. students to join the Crandall Fire Science Lab in the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Students will be expected to develop their own ideas and interests within a broad ecological framework, engage in empirical research grounded in fire and/or invasion ecology, and apply their findings to management and restoration of fire-frequented habitats of the Southeastern U.S. I encourage applications from students who have a M.S. degree and experience/interest in plant population and community modeling. For more information, see my research interests.

If you are interested, please send me an email at and include your CV, summary of research experience, brief statement of research interests, and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. The deadline for applying to the University of Florida for fall admission is January 1, so I encourage prospective students to start a conversation with me as soon as possible.

Undergraduate Students

Prospective undergraduate students in Crandall's Fire Science Lab should be interested in fire ecology theory and application beyond just participating in prescribed fires. Students must be enthusiastic about engaging intellectually during lab meetings and through independent projects as well as participating in physically demanding field work often under hot, buggy conditions. There are currently opportunities to contribute to ongoing and new research, develop an independent project, and receive credit (FOR4905). If you are interested, please send me an email at and include a brief statement of your research interests and reasons for pursuing an undergraduate research experience.