I will be at ESA in Portland, email me if you would like to meet to chat about the opportunity ([email protected]). This work is part of a large, collaborative project aimed at 1) collecting empirical data on kestrel behavior and genetic samples across their range, throughout the year, and 2) developing models that incorporate inter-seasonal effects on individual behavior to predict population responses to environmental change.Otherwise, please email me a cover letter stating your interests, your CV, and GPA and GRE scores. The position starts Fall (August) 2018 and includes support in the form of a graduate assistantship (renewable, 12-month at k), tuition and fee waiver, health insurance. student to study Interactions among wildfire, climate, vegetation, and geomorphic response over modern to Holocene timescales.
Preliminary analyses indicate that some species may not be monophyletic as currently circumscribed, and additional data may resolve cryptic or nearly cryptic species. The student will conduct fieldwork to increase the number of samples, generate the molecular data using a combination of laboratory and bioinformatics procedures, as well as analyze the data using current phylogenetic methods.
The student will also examine morphologies of the specimens to interpret evolution of traits within this clade and to understand species boundaries.
Formal applications to the Graduate School are due on January 15th, but please contact me well in advance if you are interested (review of applications will begin immediately). Binghamton University: The Prior lab is seeking a Ph. student to work on projects related the role of tri-trophic interactions (host plants and parasitoids) in facilitating the success of an invasive insect.
We ask questions about invasion success in an excellent, tractable study system in which we can make comparisons of species interactions between the invader’s native and introduced ranges. student who is interested in global change ecology, species interactions, plant-insect interactions, experimental ecology, and importantly who is excited about asking ecological questions and conducting research in the field.
Qualifications: Ideal candidates will be hard-working, honest, highly motivated, team-oriented, and excited about studying freshwater communities using lab and field-based approaches. The field portion of the research will be conducted in partnership with the Long-term Ecological Research Program at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the position will require travel to Alaska for summer research. Preferred start date is January (spring semester) or May (summer semester) 2018. We work out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (PNW), spending time on Vancouver Island, British Columbia and in Washington State.
Prior coursework in ecology and statistics, a strong interest in mentoring undergraduates and participating in outreach, and relevant research experiences (including analytical skills, such GC-MS, GC-FID, HPLC, ELISA) are desirable. If you are interested in this position please send your CV and a short statement summarizing your qualifications and research interests to Dr. The lab is seeking a highly-motivated student who is interested in global change ecology, species interactions, plant-insect interactions, experimental ecology, and importantly who is excited about asking ecological questions and conducting research in the field.
BU also has a 600-acre Nature Preserve and an Ecological Research Facility that provides excellent opportunities for research.
The student will be in the Biological Sciences Department and be a part of the EEB (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) group.
Competitive students will have a Master’s degree, a background in botany, and experience in systematics.