Due to uncertainty about access to research facilities in the upcoming year, independent projects should be planned with the possibility of being conducted remotely. Examples include projects that develop theory or that pose hypotheses that can be tested using pre-existing data. The department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will assist with the latter type of project by providing workshops on meta-analysis.
Supervision is expected to occur primarily via video chats, teleconferences and e-mail, and will only include in-person meetings if deemed safe by the student, supervisor and university. The research project/plan must ensure that you can maintain the social distancing necessary given the current situation with COVID-19.