Prospective Students


I am always interested in hearing from motivated students and postdoctoral fellows with research interests that are in alignment with our research program, or from those motivated to pursue interesting questions related to evolutionary biology, molecular ecology, or conservation. 

Graduate students: Graduates of Canadian universities will be given priority. Due to ongoing funding constraints at this time, support only exists for graduate students with competitive gpa (e..g, >3.5/4.0). Additionally, all candidates will be encouraged to apply for scholarships to NSERC, Alberta Innovates, or Eyes High. I will consider International candidates with strong academic backgrounds, but having some form of external funding is typically required to help offset the high tuition fees.

Postdoctoral fellows: I am happy to consider applicants with relevant backgrounds and evidence of scholarly activity. At present I do not have dedicated salary funds for PDFs, however interested candidates are welcome to compete for fellowship support from various funding agencies to provide your own stipend.  See web pages for NSERC, Killam or other possible support opportunities (e.g., Eyes High). 

Undergraduates: I routinely have 1-2 undergraduate research opportunities every year for amibitous students with a strong academic background who are highly motivated to gain experience with independent research. I typcially reserve these projects for students that have completed our core program in biological sciences (e.g., 241, 243, 311, 313), but students with BIOL401 (Evolutionary Biology) and/or ECOL529 (Molecular Ecology) will be given priority. Students are strongly encouraged to look into our ECOL507, ECOL528, or ECOL530 courses before contacting me. These courses are intended to provide an Ecology student with a two-term research-project experience, with a mechanism to carry out advanced work in areas not covered in regular courses or to pursue topics which are covered in more detail, and to expose students to the type of life led by graduate students and research scientists. I typically begin thinking about fall projects in spring, and about summer research possibilities in January. 

Individuals interested in applying to our lab should send the following information via email to Dr. Rogers: (i) a CV; (ii) a cover letter with a statement of research interests and relevant background experience; and (iii) a copy of unofficial transcripts (not required if inquiring about post-docs). Be sure to spend some time looking at our current projects and publications so that you can state how your background fits into our research program.