REU- Grasshopper Ecology, Montana

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A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position is available at the University of Notre Dame for the summer of 2015 to study insect ecology under the supervision of Drs. Gary Belovsky and Angela Laws. The position will be based at the National Bison Range National Wildlife Refuge in Moiese, Montana.

The REU student will be part of a research team examining grasshopper ecology in western Montana. Potential projects include examining grasshopper population dynamics or species interactions (competition, predation, etc).

The successful REU applicant will also take part in three weeklong modules on grassland ecology, forest ecology, and Native American ecology offered as part of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) undergraduate course in field biology.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a solid academic record, and a strong interest in field ecology. The REU will be working as part of a team, which can include working outside for long periods in unpredictable weather and conditions, and which requires the ability to work independently as well as contribute to a positive group dynamic.

The duration of the study is from June 1 to mid-August. The REU student will earn a stipend of $4500. Research supplies, lodging, and travel to/from Montana will be provided.

Review of applications will begin April 3 and continue until filled.
Eligible candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be currently enrolled in a college or university. Students from underrepresented groups in STEM disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply. Please email applications (including: contact information for two academic references, a resume, and a cover letter describing research interests, previous research experience, career goals and the range of dates available) to Angela Laws (

For more information please contact:

Angela Laws

Department of Biological Sciences

University of Notre Dame


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