Prospective Students

We are always on the lookout for potential graduate students with diverse background and experiences for fall and spring admission. Check back here for current opportunities. Areas of research include using stable isotopes to provide insights into the ecology of seabirds and marine mammals and examining the impacts of oil spills and coastal restoration on marsh ecosystems. When project specific funding is not available, outstanding M.S. and Ph.D. candidates can compete for departmental and LSU Board of Regents Fellowships. Candidates who fit the prerequisites to apply for the graduate program in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences can fill out a pre-application form here and email the lab directly.

The Polito Lab strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socioeconomic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions and ideas.