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Wanted: Aquatic entomology + biodiversity informatics masters student

Here's the announcement that was mention at the ECN meeting and elsewhere:

A masters student interested in aquatic entomology, museum science, and biodiversity informatics is being sought for fall, 2016. The position is supported by a 3 yr. National Science Foundation Collections in Support of Biological Research grant to Drs. DeWalt, Dmitriev, and Yoder. The home institution will be the Department of Entomology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) and the student will study in the laboratory of Dr. R. Edward DeWalt of the Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS).

The general thesis topic is an analysis of repeated patterns of species distribution for water quality sensitive mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies within the midwestern USA area. The student will examine factors such as species traits and landscape variables to explain the distribution patterns. Coursework within the Department of Entomology will promote interaction with world class entomologists…