Andrew Cohen | Research Training and Opportunities for Graduate Students

I encourage graduate student applicants at both the MS and PhD levels in the general area of paleolimnology, and specifically in the subject areas described under my list of “Active Research Projects. My students have primarily focused on paleoecological studies of lakes (particularly on fossil ostracode records but also working on a wide range of other types of fossil remains). In addition they typically take advantage of the outstanding geochemical and geochronological facilities and modeling expertise the UA Department of Geosciences has to offer to develop highly interdisciplinary projects in paleolimnology. I am also eager to hear from students who have completed or nearly-completed their Ph.D.s and are looking for post-doctoral research opportunities.  Students working in my research group have gone on to diverse careers in the following areas

  1. Academia (past Ph.D. students and post-docs are currently teaching at a wide range of research and undergraduate-focused institutions)
  2. Government agencies. Some of my past students have gone on to work for agencies such as NOAA and the United Nations, or to non-degree granting research institutions.
  3. Industry. Several of my former students have gone on to careers in the oil and gas industry and as environmental consultants

If you are interested in enquiring about graduate work in my laboratory please contact me by email or phone. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Office: Gould-Simpson Bldg. 325
    Phone: (520) 621-4691

core segments M/V Maman Benita

Former Ph.D. student Anne Billingsley preparing core segments for shipping during the 2014 Lake Magadi (Kenya) leg of the Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project.

Piston coring during the 2004 Nyanza Project research cruise
at Lake Tanganyika with various student and colleagues, aboard the M/V Maman Benita.
benthic productivity sediment core
Former UA Laboratory of Paleolimnology Graduate student Catherine O’Reilly investigating benthic productivity at Lake Tanganyika. Examining a recently opened sediment core from Lake Tanganyika with
Nyanza Project students at our laboratory in Kigoma, Tanzania.