Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in considering the Olden Research Lab for conducting your graduate studies at the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington.  I am always on the look-out for sharp, motivated, and hard-working students who have a passion for the conservation of freshwaters and their inhabitants.  Hopefully, you have spent the time to peruse my research interests and read a couple of my recent publications.  From this, you will notice that my research interests focus on issues related to the conservation of freshwater organisms, communities, and ecosystems in the face of environmental change.  Not interested in saving the world from the unquenchable thirst of humans? No worries…I just want your help.  The fact is you can work on any number of projects. By applying to work with me you will have the opportunity to join a dynamic lab filled with a great group of graduate and undergraduate students working together as a cohesive unit. Quite simply, we play hard and work even harder!

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Still interested in joining the Olden Research Lab?

Fire me an e-mail at, and include the following information: (1) curriculum vitaé (or résumé), (2) copies of transcripts, (3) summary of research experience, and (4) statement of research interests. I hope to hear from you.