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 ecological and paleoecological responses of marine and coastal food webs to global climate change, the foraging ecology of seabirds and marine mammals, and the impacts of oil spills and coastal restoration on marsh ecosystems. When project specific funding is not available, M.S. and Ph.D. candidates can apply for departmental and LSU Board of Regents Fellowships. The GRE is not required and individuals from groups historically excluded from the sciences are eligible for an application fee waivers and additional institutional fellowships. Candidates who would like to explore an application to the graduate program in the Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences can fill out a pre-application form here and email Mike in the lab directly. He will then be in touch to help you navigate the application process.

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.