The Statistical Ecology Group focuses on the development and application of statistical methods in ecology and evolutionary biology. Our main projects relate to hierarchical modelling of species communities (HMSC) and probabilistic methods for taxonomic assignment of DNA barcoding sequences (PROTAX). We are continuously looking for post docs and PhD students with a strong statistical background. Whether you would come with your own funding or require funding from our side, please contact prof. Ovaskainen ( for more details.