Global Patterns of Urban Biodiversity and Socioeconomic Inequality

Project Description : 

In some cities, plant and animal diversity is closely tied to the wealth of city residents (more money means more diverse ferns and flowers, for example). But this is not the case in every city. Evan Kuras (graduate student) seeks an undergraduate research assistant to aid in a analysis of biodiversity and socioeconomic that will help us better understand these patterns at a global scale. The student will help compile, manage, and analyze city-level information related to such patterns. Ideal applicants will have experience creating and managing large databases in excel as well as fluency finding and extracting information from online databases.

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Name of Lab: 

Warren Urban Ecology Lab

Contact Person: 

Evan

Contact E-mail: 

ekuras@umass.edu

Lab website: 

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