NEW COURSE for Fall 2018! 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. Please email me with your interests and qualifications, and/or to request more information.

Members of the Hellmann Lab share an interest in biogeography and conservation biology, with students working on population biology (including genetics and genomics), global change (especially climate change), field studies, theory, or policy. We value students of diverse backgrounds 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, especially in Boreas, the Institute on the Environment’s leadership program for graduate students in environmental fields.

Undergraduate research

Undergraduate researchers are also a critical component of our research group. Each student participates in a larger project and explores her own independent sub-project. After a student has worked one or more semesters in the lab, she can take on increasingly independent research, including an honors thesis.

Visit us


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