[Leps-l] Undergraduate research opportunity in butterfly systematics

Sourakov,Andrei asourakov at flmnh.ufl.edu
Thu May 31 12:15:54 EDT 2012

Subject: Undergraduate research opportunity in butterfly systematics


We are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate student with a particular interest in systematic biology to take part in an NSF-funded research project on the systematics of Neotropical butterflies. The student will gain experience in taxonomic methods, collections curation, comparative morphological and molecular study, phylogenetic analysis and potential co-authorship in a resulting publication.

The student will spend the equivalent of 8 weeks full-time working on the project between June-December 2012, with hours somewhat flexible, and will receive a stipend. The project will take place at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the USA and enrolled as an undergraduate student at a US institution throughout the period of the project (although not necessarily registered for classes).

For application details and further information visit http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/butterflies/neotropica/reu2012.html

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