The Cavender-Bares lab (CBS) has several opportunities for undergraduate work study or research volunteers to assist on plant ecophysiology and remote sensing of biodiversity projects. Student research assistants are needed to work on research related to tree vulnerability to drought, quantifying plant functional traits, and leaf pigmentation and spectral analyses. This is an excellent opportunity to develop skills in data collection and method development in the lab, greenhouse, and field, and explore concepts underpinning plant ecology. Interested students are also encouraged to apply for UROP funding (to extend work to summer or fall 2016), with the guidance of researchers in the lab, which will provide a stipend and research budget to qualified applicants.
Applicants should have completed at least introductory courses in biology, with preference given to students who have taken, or are currently taking, upper level biology courses (Ecology, for example). Applicants should have an interest in developing skills in the daily work of research. Potential research assistants should be available for at least 10 hours per week. Funding matching may be possible for work study students. Interested students should send 1) a short statement explaining interest in the position and 2) a resume or CV to Beth Fallon by February 15. Visit the Cavendar-Bares lab website for more information. The Cavender-Bares lab shares the commitment to diversity of the University of Minnesota and encourages all interested students, especially those from underrepresented groups in the sciences, to apply. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.