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Ecology undergrad research assistant

We have one paid position available for an undergraduate USF student as a research assistant starting Fall semester 2012.

We are looking for a student with a strong interest in ecology; you must also have taken (or currently be taking) PCB 3043 or equivalent. Previous research experience is a strong plus. Personal reliability and initiative are essential. This position provides a strong introduction to ecological research.

The assistant will participate in and lead field crews in the USF Ecological Research Area, and will manage the resulting data. She or he will participate in our regular weekly lab meetings, and will assist with a literature review on variation in reproductive output in plants, in consultation with me.

The position is for 10 hrs/week for the full school year, and can extend into summer 2013. Funds are from the National Science Foundation’s program in Research Experiences for Undergraduates.

To apply, send a note expressing your interest, experience, and any other relevant information, to: Dr. Gordon A. Fox, Dept. of Integrative Biology.


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Gabe’s paper on dormancy accepted!

Gabe Herrick’s paper on “Assessing fitness of dormancy from reproductive values of dormant plants” has been accepted, and is on the early view site for Evolutionary Ecology Research. Congratulations, Gabe!

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Stover, J. S., B. E. Kendall, and G. A. Fox. 2012. Demographic heterogeneity impacts density-dependent population dynamics. Theoretical Ecology 5: 297-309. http://www.springerlink.com/content/b7pk5h685g861466/

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Congratulations, Monica!

Monica Downer successfully defended her M.S. thesis!

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Haymes, K. L., and G. A. Fox. 2012. Variation among individuals in cone production in Pinus palustris Mill. (Pinaceae). American Journal of Botany 99:640-645.   http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/99/4/640?etoc

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Our lab @ ESA 2011

  • Pilar Lopera: Interactions for pollination and reproductive isolation in sympatric species of Liatris (Asteraceae), in a Sandhill community, Florida
  • Gordon A. Fox & Kelly L. Haymes: Ecological sources of variation among individuals in cone production in Pinus palustrisMill. (Pinaceae)
  • Tammy E. Foster, Paul A. Schmalzer, & Gordon A. Fox:  Site differences in growth response of Quercus myrtifolia to climate
  • Colleen Kelly, Stephen J. Blundell, Michael G. Bowler, Gordon Fox, Paul Harvey, Mark R. Lomas, & F. Ian Woodward: The statistical mechanics of community assembly and species distribution
  • Benjamin J. Bolker, Gabriel I. Herrick, & Gordon A. Fox: Infer the spatial scale and pattern of environmental variation in seed-to-sapling survival from seeds and saplings of Pinus elliotti(slash pine)

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Here’s a link to the PDF file.

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