Joining the Cariveau lab

Prospective students

NOTE: Currently, the lab is not accepting graduate students for Fall 2020. We expect a position to open in Spring or Fall 2021.

Graduate students interested in obtaining a Master’s or PhD degree with Dr. Cariveau are encouraged to contact him directly by phone or email to determine the availability of financial (grant) support for new students. Requirements for acceptance in the Department of Entomology are outlined clearly in the departmental website:

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 (

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