The Resetarits Lab (http://www.olemiss.edu/resetaritslab/index.html) at The University of Mississippi is seeking applications from highly qualified MS students in Freshwater Biology.  Students are expected to work on projects at the interface between community, behavioral, and evolutionary ecology in freshwater systems.  Current work in the Lab focuses on the role of habitat selection in the assembly of communities and the dynamics of metacommunities, the role of species diversity in community assembly/ecosystem function, ecological character displacement and community structure in assemblages of intra-guild predators, and biochemical, behavioral and community dynamics of chemical camouflage.  The lab also has
a long-standing interest in complex life histories (e.g., amphibians, insects). Focal taxa include amphibians, aquatic insects, and fish, while focal habitats range from small ephemeral, coastal plain ponds to headwater mountain streams.  Students are expected to develop their own independent research projects (empirical and/or theoretical) around the larger themes identified above.  Funding for past and ongoing research has come primarily from the National Science Foundation.

The Resetarits Lab is based in the Department of Biology and housed primarily at the University of Mississippi Field Station (UMFS), approximately 11 miles from the main campus in Oxford.  The Lab has outstanding facilities and access to over 200 experimental ponds and wetlands at the UMFS (check us out on Google maps or Yahoo maps).  Oxford is a small but dynamic community with excellent cultural amenities, great food, a fun atmosphere, and a reasonable cost of living. The Department of Biology at The University of Mississippi has a dynamic group of ecologists and evolutionary biologists (http://biology.olemiss.edu/).  Funding for both research and teaching assistantships are available to support students. For
more information or to begin the application procedure, please attach a letter of interest and resume (including contact information for 3 references) to Dr. William Resetarits (wresetar@olemiss.edu).

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