Spiders, Worms, and Pillbugs - Oh My! Sorting Leaf Litter Invertebrates

Project Description : 

Research in the Warren lab focuses on the impacts of urbanization on wildlife. Suburban development changes habitat structure, influences resource availability, and affects wildlife behavior.

We are looking for research assistants to contribute to a project on food availability for nesting songbirds in suburban and rural forest habitats. Duties for the potential assistant would include sorting and counting invertebrate samples collected over the previous summer. Interested students may also contribute as writers to an ongoing outreach blog on insects in the lab: https://bittybugs.wordpress.com/. Opportunities may arise to assist with other lab projects, such as the preparation of fruit and invertebrate samples for stable isotope analysis.

This position requires a person who is: interested in invertebrates and insect taxonomy, highly reliable, able to work independently, detail oriented, strong on critical thinking skills.
There is a possibility to stay on in the lab during the next semester.

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Name of Lab: 

The Warren Lab

Contact Person: 

Kit Straley, graduate student

Contact E-mail: 

kstraley@cns.umass.edu

Lab website: 

http://blogs.umass.edu/warrenecologylab/