Prospective Students

PhD Students

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.

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!

We frequently advertise for PhD positions linked to funded projects. When these are available we will post them here and on our blog.

Applications Due: December 15 to start the following fall quarter.

Positions are competitive.

Application is through the Bren School.

Masters Students

The Bren School of Environmental Science does not offer a research masters. Instead, it offers two professional degrees. Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) and Master of Environmental Data Science (MEDS). Lean more on the Bren Masters programs website . Because Bren Masters students undertake a group project based on a problem identified by an external client, rather than a thesis, they do not typically work with particular professors in a research capacity.

Bren Masters students do occasionally join our lab group meeting if our work interests them. As a Bren Masters student, there are opportunities to learn more about Tague Team Lab research through courses and special lectures. Occasionally, students transition to the PhD program and become actively involved in our research group.

Post-doctoral Scholars

We usually have one or 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, our lab manager, at 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.