Undergraduate Students

The Waller lab seeks to involve a few undergraduate students with our research as we consider this an important training opportunity.  In particular, we have limited openings for undergraduate students seeking the opportunity to contribute to several research projects in our lab. We can provide opportunities for students pursuing any of the following:

– Senior thesis projects.

– Students seeking mentored research projects for Biology 152.

– Students wishing to volunteer in exchange for research credits.

We wish to hear from motivated students that are sincerely interested in the research described on our webpage. Click here for a document outlining several specific project ideas that will contribute directly to on-going research topics in our lab. To inquire about a position in our lab, please e-mail a letter of intent and your resume to Don Waller.

Graduate Students

Prof. Don Waller continues to advise graduate students and serve on committees.  However, he is no longer seeking or accepting new graduate students in PhD programs at UW-Madison as he expects to retire within 2 years and could not see them through to completion.  Those interested should check out and consider applying to work with one of the other talented ecologists that we have here, not only in Botany but also departments like Integrative Biology (e.g. Ellen Damschen, long-term ecological change), Genetics (e.g., Bret Payseur, population genetics), Entomology (e.g., Sean Scoville, population genetics), and Forest and Wildlife Ecology (e.g., Tim VanDeelen, deer biology, Jon Pauli, etc.).