Community Ecology Experiments Using Protist Microcosms
|This is an ongoing project.||
Contact DetailsGenevieve Smith
If you are interested, there is also the potential to be involved in analysis work after the experiment is over. In this, you would be given a great opportunity to learn some data analysis and statistical tools in a hands-on way, working with data that you helped to collect. Finally, there would also be the opportunity to contribute towards producing publications based on the findings from this work.
If you are interested, please contact Genevieve Smith by email (genevieve(dot)smith(at)utexas(dot)edu). Your message should include a brief description of why you are interested in joining this project and a c.v.
Transferring protists (this is how we manipulate dispersal rates among the communities).
Identifying and counting protists (to monitor the effects of the community extinctions we need to know which species are surviving and thriving, and which are not).
Because the experiments require that we maintain a certain amount of consistency in lab techniques and species identification work, you should be able to commit to coming in at least twice per week, although the number of hours and schedule are flexible.
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