Master’s Opportunity at University of Colorado Colorado Springs in plant-herbivore interactions research

Master=92s student position for a project examining climate impacts on plant-insect interactions at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).

The project=92s primary goal is to determine direct and indirect effects of host plant phenology on multi-trophic interactions. Applicants with interest in both field research as well as laboratory techniques are encouraged to apply. The student will be based at UCCS during the academic year, with summer fieldwork conducted primarily at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Gothic, CO. MS program will begin in Fall 2017 at UCCS, but data collection may begin in Summer 2017 at RMBL.

To express interest, please email ( (1) a statement of research interests/background and (2) the following supporting documents as a SINGLE PDF (a) CV, (b) a list of 3-4 professional references (names and contact information), (c) general GRE scores, and (d) unofficial transcripts. =20 Teaching or research assistantships are available for applicants (US citizens) during the academic year, and funding for all costs of field research is available for summer 2017 and beyond.  For full consideration (and after discussing interests with Dr. Mooney), interested students should apply to the UCCS graduate program in biology (

before February 1, 2017.=20