- Prospective graduate students: I will start accepting students who wish to start their graduate programs in fall 2018. Graduate students may join the lab through the Entomology Department or Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at UC Riverside. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send me your curriculum vitae and a statement of your research interests. I encourage all students to apply to the NSF Graduate Fellowship. I am also interested in students wishing to pursue a fellowship from UC Mexus. I do not require prospectives to have a strongly quantitative background, only enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
- Prospective postdocs: Prospective post docs should consider applying to the NSF's Biology post-doctoral fellowships, McDonnell Foundation's complex systems post-doctoral fellowship or the Smith Fellows in conservation research.
The Ponisio lab is one of 5 labs at UC Riverside studying pollinators including the Woodard lab, Rafferty lab, Wilson Rakin lab, and McFrederick lab. Several other labs in the Biology and Botany departments also research mutualisms and plant-insect interactions including the Diez lab and the Sachs lab. UC Riverside has many resource for studying insects, agriculture and conservation biology including the Entomology Research Museum, California Food and Agriculture Enterprise, Center for Conservation Biology. As a UC, UC Riverside is part of a network of universities with shared resources including the UC Natural Reserve System.