Get Involved

We are always interested in inquiries from potential undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows with common research interests. Please contact Tim if you are interested in exploring one of these opportunities.

We also invite anyone interested in a research collaboration to contact any lab members! If we are unable to fulfill the collaboration we will try our best to connect you with resources that may best fit your needs.


Undergraduate students can get involved in the lab’s research in a number of ways. Undergrads may apply to work in our group through various UC Berkeley programs, such as URAP and SPUR.

Graduate Students

Interested graduate students may apply to work with me through the graduate program of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. I encourage all potential students to get in touch with me prior to submitting an application to ESPM, so that we can discuss interests, potential projects, and funding options (e.g., NSF GRFPUSDA AFRI ELI Pre-doctoral FellowshipsFord Foundation, and the Livermore Graduate Scolars Program (post-quals only)). Generally, I am looking for students with a strong background in biological and/or physical sciences driven to use ecological principles to improve agriculture. I am particularly interested in students who want to work in interdisciplinary teams, and who are excited about the prospect of field work.

I would also encourage prospective students to read advice on applying to graduate programs in ecological fields, such as here (written by awesome colleagues in ESPM!).

Postdoctoral Fellows

I am always interested in inquiries from potential postdocs with overlapping interests; please contact me! There are several potential opportunities to fund a postdoc in my lab, including UC Berkeley’s Miller FellowshipUC’s President’s Postdoctoral FellowshipUSDA AFRI Postdoctoral FellowshipNSF Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology, and the Ford Foundation, among others. I am also interested and willing to write standard grants with prospective postdocs to fund a position, and happy to provide advice and feedback on grant applications.

Current openings in the lab

  • We will not be able to admit a new PhD student during the fall 2023 application cycle. Thank you for your interest!
  • We do not have any current openings for postdoc or staff positions in the lab.