General Information about the Lindo Lab:

As a research group that studies the diversity of life on Earth, we place high priority on being inclusive to diversity among students and our colleagues. Please contact us if you are interested in joining our team.

I am always happy to hear from energetic and motivated students interested in joining the lab, but as a hands-on supervisor, I have limited space and time to take on new graduate students.You can email me (zlindo[at]uwo[dot]ca) for information about available positions, but please read the information below and attached here before emailing me.  Please also refer to Western’s Biology Prospective Graduate Student web page to ensure that you qualify for the Biology MSc or PhD program before contacting me about positions.


 I look for students with combinations of the following: 

  • demonstrated field experience
  • demonstrated research experience (publications in peer-reviewed journals; senior thesis project)
  • knowledge of ecological theory (community ecology and/or ecosystem ecology)
  • established quantitative skills and/or taxonomic skills for highly specialised groups

For a good fit with my lab, potential students should: 

  • be excited about ecology, work hard in the field and the lab, write grants and seek external funding for their work, and publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. 
  • have a keen interest in learning to identify a group of organisms. I will teach you what I know and offer resources, but I expect students to be motivated and work independently in this area. 
  • want to develop their skills so they can contribute to a dynamic and collaborative lab environment. 

I require that students have a valid full driver's license, be in good physical condition, and have first aid training for any field-based research.