I am always looking for independent, strongly motivated and dynamic students. My students have a broad spectrum of interests, such as: behavioral ecology, physiology and nutrition, communication, spatial ecology, conservation biology, seed dispersal by mammals, parasitology, infectious diseases, aging, demography, community and population ecology, life histories, etc. You can find a list of my current grad students and their interests here.
I have graduated 16 PhD students from Stony Brook University and two from Duke University. All have excellent jobs in academia and/or conservation institutions. My graduate students receive funding as teaching assistants from the university or fellowships. Their fieldwork is usually fully funded by organizations such as National Science Foundation, Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation, The Wenner-Gren Foundation, Primate Conservation Inc, among others. Students are welcome to work with me at our long-term field site in Madagascar or in the site of their choice. I receive students through the Ecology and Evolution PhD program and the Interdepartamental Program in Anthropological Sciences (IDPAS).
If you are interested in applying to grad school and working with us, please send me a letter explaining your research interests and attach a recent cv to my email address. Information on application procedures for IDPAS are found here and for E&E here.