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Natural and Applied Sciences

Graduate positions focused on ecological responses to drought in multispecies networks 

The Pringle Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), is seeking Ph.D. or master’s students interested in the chemical ecology of plant-insect interactions and their consequences for dryland ecosystems.  
 
We are a medium-sized lab (www.multimutualism.org), nested in a larger Plant-Insect Group (Dyer, Forister, Pringle, Richards, Smilanich labs), nested in a vibrant interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) at UNR. Our program has a particular strength in chemical ecology, supported by our Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology and a recent NSF training grant in chemically mediated biological interactions. Graduate students will thus join a deep community with many opportunities to gain field, laboratory, and quantitative skills. 
 
The ideal candidates will have a background conducting independent ecological research, good quantitative/statistical skills (or desire to learn), and work well in collaborative settings. The position would begin in early June or late August of 2024. Students would be funded through a combination of graduate research and teaching assistantships, which would pay a monthly stipend, tuition, and field/lab expenses. 
 
If you are interested in these positions, please send your CV, a paragraph or two summarizing your relevant background and interests, and a list of three references to Elizabeth Pringle (epringle@unr.edu) by 1 December, 2023 (and sooner if possible!). The application deadline to the EECB program is 15 December, 2023 https://www.unr.edu/eecb/prospective-students