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Conservation Biology & Population Ecology Lab

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Dr. Karen V. Root, Dept. of Biological Sciences

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Current Research Projects

Are you an undergraduate currently interested in getting some research experience?

We are looking for research assistants for a variety of ecological research projects in the Oak Openings Region. We are also interested in advising independent research projects (e.g., honors thesis) that are related. Not only will you gain valuable experience that will make you more competitive for jobs and/or graduate school. You can receive credit for the experience as BIOL 4010 (1-3 credits depending on number of hours worked per week) under Dr. Karen V. Root.

Projects

Herps · Wildlife

Contact any of the following graduate students or Dr. Root if you are interested or would like more information. Please let us know what project(s) interest you, if you have any previous research experience, and when you would be available.

  1. Project:Differential Movement Patterns Among Reptilian Species
    Timing:May until September
    Duties: Field assistants will have the opportunity to help out with the following tasks:
    • Conduct visual encounter surveys for box turtles and use cover boards for snakes
    • Help apply fluorescent powder to box turtles and snakes
    • Track movement patterns at night using a UV light
    • Collect environmental data
    • Data entry and analysis (Excel, ArcGIS, etc.)
  2. Project: Utilizing Camera Traps to Examine Biodiversity
    Timing: March until November
    Duties: Field assistants will have the opportunity to help out with the following tasks:
    • Use camera traps in the field
    • Collect video footage of multiple species
    • Data entry and analysis (Review video footage, record species and temperature data)
    For either of these projects contact: Amanda Martin
  3. Project: Impacts of forest and trail density on mammalian biodiversity
    Timing: January until September
    Duties: Field assistants will have the opportunity to help out with the following tasks
    • Deploying and analyzing camera trap data
    • Locating mammal burrows
    • Mammal track identification
    • Using Anabats to record bat vocalizations
    • Data entry and analysis (Excel, ArcGIS, etc.)
    Contact: Jacob Schoen