Prospective Students

The Cariveau lab will be accepting 1-2 graduate students (MSc and/or PhD) starting in the fall of 2017. Much of the research will be focused on restoration ecology and pollination. Prospective students should contact Dr. Cariveau directly.


Students are expected to be collaborative scientists that are creative, highly-motivated, and insatiably curious. Much of the research involves field ecology, and good humor while working long hours in hot, humid and bug-ridden conditions is necessary. Finally, graduate school can be challenging, arduous, exciting and fulfilling. A wonderful resource for what to expect and how to be successful as a graduate student in ecology and entomology can be found on Spencer Hall’s website (