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Urban Ecology of Backyard Bees and Arthropods

Student interns needed to prepare insect specimens for identification. Research is part of the "Alternative Futures for the American Residential Macrosystem (ARM)" project, a multi-city integrated assessment of local and regional-scale consequences of residential development. We are investigating how varied land management decisions influence the ecological function and communities, and structure of residential yards and other public spaces.

Data Management Technician - Warren Lab

INTRODUCTION: We are Aaron Grade and Kit Straley, PhD students in Dr. Paige Warren’s lab. We are an urban ecology lab based in the department of Environmental Conservation. We are seeking laboratory technicians in Fall 2018 for two avian urban ecology studies. Aaron‘s study is focused on the effects of perceived predation risk on House Wren nesting biology on an urban gradient. During summer field seasons, Aaron’s crew monitors House Wren nests in nest boxes on private homeowner lands.

Nest Ectoparasite Technician - Warren Lab

INTRODUCTION: We are Aaron Grade and Kit Straley, PhD students in Dr. Paige Warren’s lab. We are an urban ecology lab based in the department of Environmental Conservation. We are seeking laboratory technicians in Fall 2018 for two avian urban ecology studies. Aaron‘s study is focused on the effects of perceived predation risk on House Wren nesting biology on an urban gradient. During summer field seasons, Aaron’s crew monitors House Wren nests in nest boxes on private homeowner lands.

Using zebrafish to understand the developmental origins of disease

The Timme-Laragy lab uses the zebrafish and cell culture to understand how embryonic exposure to pollutants affects embryonic development and later-life health outcomes. We have ongoing projects examining the effects of phthalates, perfluorinated compounds, and PCBs on pancreas and liver development, and are investigating toxicant effects on later-life metabolic diseases. We anchor these morphometric and metabolic outcomes with experiments probing the antioxidant defense system and the Nrf2 signaling pathway.

Mammal Camera Technician - Warren Lab

INTRODUCTION: We are Aaron Grade and Kit Straley, PhD students in Dr. Paige Warren’s lab. We are an urban ecology lab based in the department of Environmental Conservation. We are seeking laboratory technicians in Fall 2018 for two avian urban ecology studies. Aaron‘s study is focused on the effects of perceived predation risk on House Wren nesting biology on an urban gradient. During summer field seasons, Aaron’s crew monitors House Wren nests in nest boxes on private homeowner lands.

Behavior, structure, and physiology of adult flies

My lab. focuses on 3 species of flies: House fly, common blowfly, and the spotted winged Drosophila. Respectively, all 3 are important with respect to food safety issues, modeling of food intake, and major destructive pest of small fruits worldwide. Currently there are 8 undergrads in my lab. doing various projects with adult flies and a salivary gland virus of house fly adults. These students have been with my lab. now for about 1-2 years depending on the student. We raise the flies in an insectary adjacent to the research lab.

Sleep Dependent Changes in Procedural Memory Consolidation Across Aging

During sleep, memory for procedural tasks is consolidated and leads to performance improvements in younger adults, however this improvement is lacking in older adults. This experiment investigates functional differences in task related brain activity before and after a nap or wake in order to determine differences between young and older adults during sleep dependent consolidation of procedural memory.

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