Lindsey Reisinger’s lab at the University of Florida is looking for a highly motivated MS student to start in summer 2019 and contribute to a project investigating diseases of native and invasive freshwater crayfish and how these diseases impact crayfish survival and behavior.
The project will involve crayfish trapping in Wisconsin lakes, dissection and screening of crayfish for disease, and laboratory experiments to test transmission of pathogens and how they affect crayfish survival, activity, and feeding behavior. Specifically, we are interested in whether native and invasive crayfish harbor different pathogens and whether native pathogens could be used to control populations of invasive crayfish. This position would be fully funded including tuition, a competitive stipend, and benefits for two years. If interested, please contact Dr. Lindsey Reisinger at lreising...@ufl.edu and provide a short statement of research interests, goals and related experiences as well as a CV or resume. Lindsey Reisinger’s lab is in the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Program within the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida. Project collaborators include Don Behringer and Jamie Bojko at the University of Florida.