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Interested in joining The Tague Team Lab?


PhD Students: We typically take on one or two new students each year, depending on the availability of funding. Our lab focuses on eco-informatics and earth system science. Successful PhD applicants typically have a strong background in one or more technical areas such as programming and software development, remote sensing or geo-informatics, as well as a science background in ecology, hydrology or geomorphology. Strong writing and presentation skills are also an asset!

If you are interested in joining our group, please take a look at some of our most recent projects here and read some of our recent papers to get a sense of what we do.



Apply Through the Bren School Website


 Application Due Date: December 15 to start the following fall quarter.

Information on the application procedure can be found on the Bren PhD Program website. We also frequently advertise for PhD positions linked to funded projects. When these are available we will post them here and on our blog.

Positions are of course competitive.

Master’s Students: The Bren School of Environmental Science does not offer a research masters. The MESM –Master of Environmental Science and Management– program is a professional project and coursework oriented degree. Please see Bren MESM program website for details. Because MESM students undertake a group project based on a problem identified by an external client (see description) rather than a thesis, they do not typically work with particular professors in a research capacity.




MESM students’, however, do occasionally join our lab group meeting if they are particularly interested in the work that we are doing. As a MESM student, there are also opportunities to learn more about what The Tague Team Lab does through courses and special lectures. MESM students do occasionally transition to the PhD program and become actively involved in our research group.



Post-doctoral scholars and Visiting Researchers

Field work with Dr. TaguePost-Docs: We usually have one-two post-doctoral scholars working in our lab, as well as a visiting researcher or two. When funded post-doctoral positions are available we will post them here. Our group is dynamic. Most of the post-doctoral scholars in our lab work in some area of eco-informatics. Most have strong computational or data analysis skills as well as an interest in some aspect of eco-hydrology or global change.

The focus of post-doctoral positions change with funding availability. Some post-doctoral scholars in our lab provide their own funding obtained through the many available post-doctoral funding sources. We are happy to co-develop proposals for post-doctoral funding for research projects that are likely to be a good fit with our lab.

Visiting Researchers: If you are interested in spending time in our lab contact Janet Choate, The Lab Manager at, and if space is available to accommodate you we will. Visitors often participate in our weekly lab group meeting and collaborate with us on our many projects.