Graduate Students

The Aquatic Biogeochemistry Lab (ABL) is continually seeking applications from M.S. and Ph.D. students who are interested in soil and water biogeochemistry, particularly carbon and nutrient cycling in wetlands, coastal areas, and other aquatic ecosystems.  A secondary interest or experience in remote sensing and/or microbial ecology is a plus.  The ideal student would hold a B.S. or M.S. degree in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field, have experience working in wetlands and/or coastal ecosystems, and strong analytic laboratory skills.

Applicants with research experience, competitive GPAs, and the ability to articulate their research interests and goals will be viewed most favorably.  Before contacting me, please review the UCF Biology graduate program. To be chosen for a position in the ABL, you must be one of the top applicants, as indicated by your past academic performance and research experience, your ability to express your future goals and research interests, and how well these fit within the scope of work the ABL is presently doing.

Prospective graduate students should email me at: lisa.chambers@ucf.edu.  Include in your email, 1) why you are interested in joining my lab (i.e., how your research interests or experiences fit with what we are currently studying), 2) what topics or questions you hope to research during your graduate education, and 3) an attachment that includes a current copy of your CV/resume indicating your GPA.  I further encourage you to read some of our publications prior to contacting me.

Please note, the application deadline for the coming fall semester is now December 1st. Applications are submitted online and require a BS degree in Biology or related discipline, a GPA > 3.0, three strong and letters of recommendation, a CV / résumé, and an Essay / Personal Statement.