Dr. Silva advises graduate students pursuing degrees in Plant Pathology, as well as through the UW Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Agroecology. Graduate students are only considered if funding opportunities are available to support both research and tuition.
Graduate student projects span a wide range of issues, including cover crops and soil health in organic management, organic no-till production, and other management-related issues related to the production of organic field and forage crops.
Current funding opportunities for graduate students and post-docs are listed below. If none are available at this time, you still may be able to join the lab if you have secured outside funded and are admitted into one of the programs with which Dr. Silva is affiliated.
Additionally, Dr. Silva welcomes undergrad students interested in summer field experiences or capstone projects. Undergraduate students wishing to work with Dr. Silva for a capstone project are highly encouraged to work with her field program the summer before the capstone project needs to be completed. Undergraduate students do not need to obtain funding; salaries for summer employment will be provided.