Undergraduate course! GCC 3025–Living the Good Life at the End of the World: Sustainability in the Anthropocene. Check out the syllabus here.

I’m always looking for students to work with me and other members of the lab on funded projects or projects that are closely related. Members of the Hellmann Lab share an interest in climate change impacts and adaptation (management), biogeography, and conservation biology. Students typically use tools from population biology (e.g., genetics and genomics), global change, field studies, theory, or policy. We value students of diverse backgrounds and experiences with strong quantitative skills and a passion for science and critical thinking.

Graduate research

Graduate students working with me are enrolled in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Graduate Program or the Conservation Sciences Graduate Program

I also am a member of the graduate faculty in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs advising PhD students in environmental policy or master’s students in the Science, Technology and Environmental Policy program.

Prospective graduate students should also consider applying for a fellowship in the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change where Hellmann is a faculty fellow.

My students participate in the community of the Institute on the Environment, including programs in the Institute on the Environment’s leadership program for graduate students.

If you are considering graduate school at the UMN, either in my lab or with me as a possible committee member, I encourage you to reach out via email at Tell me about yourself and your background, what you’re looking to study in graduate school, and what professional ambitions you have.

Undergraduate research

Undergraduate researchers are also a critical component of our research group — and research at the Institute on the Environment. Undergrads typically participate in a larger project while also exploring their own independent sub-project. 

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The Hellmann Lab is located on the fifth floor of the Ecology Building, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. 


The physical home of Institute on the Environment is located in the Learning and Environmental Sciences Building on the St. Paul Campus.