research and educational opportunities


Neo Martinez (

Former Director Neo Martinez is now an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona and is eager to continue the mission of the PEaCE lab through collaborations including accepting students into his lab. Neo collaborates with a wide range of scientists from undergrads to professors with an emphasis on graduate students and postdocs. Many of these collaborations are informal, with Neo advising and collaborating with colleagues based in Bay area labs at UC Berkeley (e.g., John Harte's) or San Francisco State (e.g., Ilmi Yoon's), or other institutions Neo frequently visits such as the Santa Fe Institute in Santa Fe, and various labs in France (Paris) and Germany (e.g., in Potsdam and Leipzig).


Tamara Romanuk (

Tamara is a professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Nova Scotia).  She has a very active lab (10+ researchers) and is particularly interested in recruiting PhD students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in collaborating with other PEaCE lab scientists.  Members of her "Food Web Ecology Lab" do both experimental and theoretical work centered around how global change affects food-web structure and stability.  Dalhousie is a great university (it was recently ranked the #1 university in North America for postdocs) and has an extremely active faculty in fisheries ecology, food-web ecology, and biological modelling.  Funding can be provided through NSERC, Killiam, and other sources for qualified candidates.

Eric Berlow (

Eric helps coordinate two undergraduate summer programs at UC Merced's Sierra Nevada Research Institute's Field Station in Yosemite National Park.  These include diverse internships in the park as well as independent research opportunities through the NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program.  Eric also hosts up to 3 SNRI Scientific Visualization Fellows each year at the field station.  He can formally advise graduate students and postdocs through the University of California Merced, and is on the graduate faculty at Oregon State University.  Eric also collaborates with and helps advise graduate students and postdocs who are foramlly based in the labs of colleagues, particularly at UC Merced and Darmstadt Technical University.

Ilmi Yoon (

Ilmi is an associate professor of computer science at San Francisco State University and an active member of the Center of Computing for Life Science and the Multimedia and Visualization Laboratory. She is interested in recruiting undergraduate and masters students who are enthusiastic about participating in collaborations with other PEaCE lab scientists.  She and her students are working on 3D modeling tools for biologists and network 3D visualization, including educational games (see last two links to Nursetown and deBugger games below).