Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

Graduate student positions in (invasive) insect distribution modeling at Washington State University

Our lab in Department of Entomology at Washington State University is hiring a graduate student (master/phd) in (invasive) insect distribution modeling.

For the graduate student, could be a Masters or PhD, focus on potato pests, there are 6 pests weekly count data that have bees monitored > 12 years, across 60 station sites in southern central Washington, the student will develop time-specific ecological niche models to examine potato pest dynamics, and will also develop structure equation model to examine community structure changes. This is a good opportunity for biology/entomology students to be familiar with ecological niche model and structure equation model, and is suitable for student to pursue a career in conservation biology or integrate pest management.

Candidates that are from under represented populations are encouraged to apply, candidate familiar with Shiny are welcome, WSU offer a graduate student with > 2000$/month, interested applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, names of two professional references, and any relevant publications to gengping.zhu@wsu.edu and dcrowder@wsu.edu.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.