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  • Ph.D. Position in winter social dynamics and physiology of mixed-species flocking birds

    Daizaburo Shizuka
    • Employer: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
      Location: Lincoln, NE
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 12/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Shizuka Lab at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln is recruiting a Ph.D. student to work on an NSF-funded project on the feedback between social network dynamics and physiology in winter mixed-species flocks of birds, starting in Fall 2024. The study integrates behavioral ecology, ecological physiology, and network analysis, and it requires intensive field work during cold winter conditions in Nebraska. Skills that the student would gain through the project include, but are not limited to, field ornithology techniques, behavioral data collection, data management, experimental design, social network analysis, statistics, scientific writing and publication, and public presentation of scientific results. We foster an energetic and interdisciplinary lab with diverse graduate and undergraduate student membership. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Maria Stager at UMass Amherst, and there are ample opportunities for integrative training in both behavioral ecology and physiology.

    Two full years of RAship support is guaranteed, and more RAships may be possible. TAships are available for semesters not on RAship.
    You can find out more about the lab at https://shizukalab.com/, and more about the department at https://biosci.unl.edu/.

    Please send inquiries along with a CV via email to dshizuka2@unl.edu. It is highly recommended that you get in touch before submitting an application.

    Applications to UNL Graduate Studies are due Dec. 1, 2023.

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