M.S. in Pollinator Health at University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is seeking an M.S. student in Environmental Sciences to study the impact of neonicotinoid pesticide migration from agricultural fields into surrounding vegetation on pollinator survival and development. The research will focus on monarch butterflies and solitary cavity nesting bees and comprise both field and greenhouse work. Field work will begin summer 2019 with coursework starting in fall 2019. Project is fully funded (no teaching requirements) and housing is available during the summer at Blandy Experimental Farm. Student should have prior experience working with insects, especially bees or Lepidoptera. If interested, please contact T’ai Roulston (tai.roulston@virginia.edu).