Graduate positions (MS/PhD) are available in the Leonard lab at the
University of Nevada, Reno for Fall 2018. Research in our group focuses on
the nutritional, sensory, and cognitive drivers of plant-pollinator
Although students develop their own projects, current areas of particular
interest involve 1) exploring how pesticide exposure impacts bumblebee
foraging behavior, nutritional state, and sensory systems and 2)
understanding how human activities affect the composition of floral rewards.
The lab is home to researchers with diverse backgrounds in animal behavior,
pollination ecology, and plant biology.
Interested students should read more at the lab website:
and plan to contact Anne Leonard anneleonard(at)unr.edu by Dec. 1, 2017 with a CV and short description of research interests/experiences.
The Biology Department at UNR has particular strengths in plant-animal
interactions, chemical ecology, and sensory biology. It is a highly
collaborative and dynamic research environment, home to some 60 graduate
students and 27 faculty. To learn more about admissions requirements and
processes, applicants should visit the website for the doctoral program in
Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (https://www.unr.edu/eecb) or
the masters program in Biology (https://www.unr.edu/degrees/biology/ms).
Reno is situated in the high desert on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada
mountain range, 30 minutes from scenic Lake Tahoe and 3.5 hours from the San
Francisco Bay Area. It offers a high quality of life, a low cost of living,
and close proximity to Great Basin and Sierra field sites.