We have one REU position available for a student to conduct a research project
large-scale, replicated experiment on conservation corridors in South Carolina.
will be mentored by Dr. John Orrock (Associate Professor at UW-Madison) and
Bartel (PhD student at UW-Madison). We will work with the student to develop a
centered around the general question: “What is the role of small mammals in the
dispersal of seeds through connected habitats?” Within this general framework,
will have the opportunity to select specific questions and hypotheses to test,
such as: 1)
How do corridors affect small-mammal activity and community composition? 2) How
corridors affect predator activity? 3) How do corridors alter seed preference
The REU will conduct fieldwork over the summer of 2018 (~May-August). The
receive a stipend ($6000), along with an offset to living expenses ($600). All
expenses will be covered. The student will live close to our field station
River), near New Ellenton, SC.
Interested undergraduates should contact Savannah Bartel (bart...@wisc.edu)
copy of their CV or resume and a brief statement of interest (~1 paragraph).
Applications are due by March 15th.