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Joining the Hall lab

I welcome applications from prospective students interested in community ecology and its interdigitation with population dynamics, ecosystem processes, and epidemiology. I have been working extensively in lakes and ponds in southern Indiana and near the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in southwest Michigan—although students in the Hall lab can certainly work at other locations.

If you think the Hall lab might be a good place to train as an ecologist, I ask you to please read the information below to learn more before you contact me.

Spencer Hall


Funding for students can come from a variety of sources—my own research grants, university and national fellowships, and instructional (teaching) assistantships through the department. Hunting for grant money is a crucial skill to master as a young scientist, and students will learn it right away in the Hall lab by applying for fellowships and small grant awards.