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PhD Position in Trophic Ecology and Agro-ecology

Job Type: full-time temporary position

Location: Wisconsin

Posting Date: 12 Aug 14

Closing Date: 11 Nov 14

We are seeking an outstanding student to pursue a PhD in agro-ecology and trophic ecology jointly in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology (FWE) and the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The student’s dissertation thesis will involve studying trophic-interactions between bats and their insect prey in Wisconsin’s agricultural systems using a combination of field and genetic methods. The student will be co-advised by a Zach Peery (FWE; http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/peery/) and Claudio Gratton (Entomology; http://gratton.entomology.wisc.edu/). Additional field or lab-based research components could be added depending on shared interests and funding opportunities. Note that this position is contingent on sufficient funding which will be determined in December.

Applicants must possess a master’s degree in animal ecology, entomology, or closely related field. Applicants with a strong background in molecular laboratory methods and entomology will be given priority. To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter outlining your interests and research background, a curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE scores), and contact information for three professional references (name, email, phone, address) as either a PDF or MS Word file to mpeery@wisc.eduwith ‘Trophic Ecology PhD Application’ in the subject line.

The selected student is expected to enroll at the UW-Madison in the Fall Semester of 2015, but will begin field work in April, 2015. More details on the graduate programs in FWE and Entomology can be found at http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/grad.htmand http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/graduate-study-overview, respectively. Application materials will be accepted until Oct 30, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found.

 

Contact Information:

For more info, contact:
Zach Peery
Associate Professor
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: 608-890-2766
mpeery@wisc.edu
http://forestandwildlifeecology.wisc.edu/facstaff/peery.html

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