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University of Nevada, Reno: Graduate opportunities in bee behavior/sensory biology and pollination ecology

(posted 2017-11-09)

Graduate positions (MS/PhD) are available in the Leonard lab at the University of Nevada, Reno for Fall 2018. Research in our group focuses on the nutritional, sensory, and cognitive drivers of plant-pollinator interactions. Although students develop their own projects, current areas of particular interest involve 1) exploring how pesticide exposure impacts bumblebee foraging behavior, nutritional state, and sensory processing and 2) understanding how human activities affect the composition of floral rewards. The lab is home to researchers with diverse backgrounds in animal behavior, pollination ecology, and plant biology. Interested students should read more at the lab website:

and plan to contact Anne Leonard anneleonard(at) by Dec. 1, 2017.

The Biology Department at UNR has particular strengths in plant-animal interactions, chemical ecology, and sensory biology. It is a highly collaborative and dynamic research environment, home to some 60 graduate students and 27 faculty. To learn more about admissions requirements and processes, applicants should visit the website for the doctoral program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology ( or the masters program in Biology ( Reno is situated in the high desert on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, 30 minutes from scenic Lake Tahoe and 3.5 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area. It offers a high quality of life, a low cost of living, and close proximity to Great Basin and Sierra field sites.