Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Calling all prospective graduate students...

I am looking for one MS or PhD student interested in studying the role of non-native seed dispersers in the Mariana Islands. These species, including feral pigs and rats, are typically thought of as highly detrimental invasives in island ecosystems, but in the bird-less forests of Guam, they may be performing a unique role as seed dispersers. This student would develop a project assessing the contribution of non-native pigs and rats to seed dispersal of native tree species. The student would apply to the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program at Iowa State University, and would join the Rogers lab. They will be funded through a research assistantship for four semesters, and will be expected to TA for the remainder of their degree. For more information, check out: http://haldre.weebly.com/prospective-students.html