Graduate student position in butterfly conservation and long-term monitoring

I am looking for a highly qualified PhD student to start in the summer of 2018 in the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno.  The graduate student would be involved in a long-term monitoring project on the butterflies of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and would develop research involving (in part) declining butterfly populations at lower elevations.  The work will be funded through a combination of sources, including RA support for alternating semesters.

The University of Nevada, Reno, is situated on the western edge of the Great Basin at the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada and features a high quality of life, especially outdoor activities and mountain scenery.  See links below for more information on the university, the graduate group, and my lab.=20

If interested, please send a CV that includes names and contact information for 3 references to  Qualifications that are desired but not required include: ability to identify butterflies of Northern California, and experience with large datasets.





Matt Forister