Summer Field Research for undergrads or recent graduates ~

17 de febrero de 2005

Summer Field Research for undergrads or recent graduates

Are you interested in gaining field research experience and learning = about the ecology and evolution of plant-pollinator and plant-herbivore = interactions? We are looking for field assistants (two undergraduates = and one recent grad) for an NSF-funded research project on habitat = fragmentation of the tallgrass prairie. We are investigating how small = plant population sizes influence inbreeding, pollination, and herbivory = in the purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia).
No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and = hard-working. You will survey natural plant populations, measure fitness = and floral traits in experimental plots, hand-pollinate plants, observe = & collect insects, and assist in all aspects of research. Housing is = included and there is a stipend. There are opportunities for doing an = independent project.
If you want more information or wish to apply, please look here
or contact Stuart Wagenius. Applications due 14 March 2005.
Stuart Wagenius, Ph.D.
Institute for Plant Conservation
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
phone: 847 835 6978
fax: 847 835 5484

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