The Warne Lab at Southern Illinois University is seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on a collaborative NSF funded study testing how changes in animal physiology and foraging behavior feedback to affect plant community ecology. The research will focus on kangaroo rats and their grassland communities in New Mexico, and will include the experimental manipulation of endocrine physiology along with use of digital telemetry, and stable isotopes. The student will work with both Dr. Robin Warne and Dr. Justin Boyles in the Zoology Department at Southern Illinois University.
The start date for the position is January 1, 2018.
Our labs are highly research active, and we collectively maintain a strong and diverse cohort of undergraduate and graduate researchers. More information can be found at http://warnelab.weebly.com/ and http://mypage.siu.edu/jgboyles.
A M.S. is preferred but not required. Experience in rodent trapping and ecological research is preferred.
For inquiries or to apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Robin Warne (firstname.lastname@example.org).