Graduate Opportunities in Pollination Ecology/Bee Behavior

Graduate positions (MS/PhD) are available in the Leonard lab at the

University of Nevada, Reno for Fall 2018. Research in our group focuses on

the nutritional, sensory, and cognitive drivers of plant-pollinator


Although students develop their own projects, current areas of particular

interest involve 1) exploring how pesticide exposure impacts bumblebee

foraging behavior, nutritional state, and sensory systems and 2)

understanding how human activities affect the composition of floral rewards.

The lab is home to researchers with diverse backgrounds in animal behavior,

pollination ecology, and plant biology.

Interested students should read more at the lab website:

and plan to contact Anne Leonard anneleonard(at) by Dec. 1, 2017.

The Biology Department at UNR has particular strengths in plant-animal

interactions, chemical ecology, and sensory biology. It is a highly

collaborative and dynamic research environment, home to some 60 graduate

students and 27 faculty. To learn more about admissions requirements and

processes, applicants should visit the website for the doctoral program in

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology ( or

the masters program in Biology (

Reno is situated in the high desert on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada

mountain range, 30 minutes from scenic Lake Tahoe and 3.5 hours from the San

Francisco Bay Area. It offers a high quality of life, a low cost of living,

and close proximity to Great Basin and Sierra field sites.