25 de enero de 2005


Two research positions are available from mid-April to July 2005 to assist in the study of the specialized and coevolved pollination mutualism between senita cacti and senita moths in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and Mexico. Highly motivated individuals are sought who can work independently and as a team. Opportunities exist for field assistants to develop independent research projects during the course of the field season. The primary location for the field studies will be Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southwestern Arizona. Selected candidates for the positions will assist with implementation and monitoring of experimental, observational, and laboratory studies, data collection, and data management. Research topics include flower visitation behavior of senita moths, pollination biology of cacti, and the demography and population dynamics of moths and cacti. QUALIFICATIONS: Attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks, computer skills, and experience with MS Excel are desirable. Ability to work irregular hours under sometimes harsh hot environmental conditions. Food, lodging, and a monthly stipend will be provided. APPLICATION: Submit cover letter (including names, addresses, telephone, email of three referees), resume, and three letters of reference to the below contact address. Electronic applications will be accepted if submitted as a pdf. Review of applications begins 28 February and will continue until positions are filled. CONTACT: Dr. J. Nathaniel Holland, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, MS-170, 6100 South Main St., Houston, Texas 77005-1892;

J. Nathaniel Holland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Rice University, MS 170
6100 South Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005-1892
FAX: 713-348-5232
Phone: 713-348-3987

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