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MS/PhD position in pollinator foraging & learning
Grad Positions
Posted Apr 5
Seeking a MS or PhD trainee to begin fall 2021 or January 2022. The Lichtenberg Lab (https://biology.unt.edu/lichtenberg-lab) combines behavioral and community ecology to study foraging behavior, social learning, and plant-animal interactions. We are particularly interested in how land use change and land management practices affect these phenomena. The lab's study systems include local grasslands, agricultural fields, and lab-based experiments. The trainee will be funded through a TAship, with possibility for a summer RAship. The lab is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment to trainees from diverse backgrounds.

Application: Please contact Dr. Elinor Lichtenberg (elichten@unt.edu) before applying. Send your CV, information on relevant experiences, the kinds of questions you are interested in, and unofficial transcripts. Dr. Lichtenberg participates in UNT's Biology (https://biology.unt.edu/graduate-programs/graduate-degrees-biology) and Environmental Science (https://biology.unt.edu/graduate-programs/graduate-degrees-environmental-science) graduate programs.

The University of North Texas is a R1 university located in Denton, near Dallas and Fort Worth. We are a Minority Serving Institution, a Hispanic Serving Institution and a Bee Campus. Department of Biological Sciences researchers study diverse topics, including conservation, sustainable production of plant-based materials, environmental education, remote sensing and neuroscience. The Lichtenberg Lab participates in the Advanced Environmental Research Institute, an interdisciplinary team that seeks to find solutions to pressing environmental issues. Denton is a vibrant college town known for its live music, and was ranked No. 1 Best Small Town in America. North Texas offers many opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, bird watching, wildflower viewing and horseback riding. Dallas and Fort Worth provide additional attractions, including museums, theater, restaurants and pro sports.