!!! HIRING A POSTDOC POSITION STARTING LATE 2019/EARLY 2020 !!!
We are hiring a new 2-year postdoc position to start late-2019 to early 2020, for empirical fieldwork on colony network-dynamics in turtle ants. This position is part of an NSF-funded collaborative project between the Powell Lab and the lab's of Matina Donaldson-Matasci (Harvey Mudd College) and Elva Robinson (University of York). The position will involve considerable fieldwork in the beautiful Florida Keys, working with the exquisite turtle ant Cephalotes varians. Read the full job ad here. Apply for this position here!

!!! LOOKING FOR NEW PHD STUDENTS FOR FALL 2020 !!!
We are looking to recruit new Ph.D. students into the lab, to start in Fall 2020. I am especially keen to hear from students that have an interest in developing their own question-driven work within the lab's main turtle ant study system. If you are interested, then please get in touch.

ABOUT THE LAB

Welcome to the website for the Powell Lab, based in the Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University. We work on biodiversity questions at the interface of evolutionary ecology and community ecology. We use ants to tackle these questions. We are particularly interested in the intimately connected questions of how ecological interactions have shaped trait diversification, and how species traits influence the assembly of contemporary communities. For more information about our work, please follow the links above. And for an update on our recent activites, check out the feed of “Photos From The Field” below (via the @powell_lab Instagram account). If you have further questions about our work, or want to know about opportunities to join us, please get in touch.

PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD