Title of Project
Effects of yellow crazy ant eradication efforts on native fauna
Name of Advisor/s
Lori Lach and Conrad Hoskin
College of Science & Engineering
Summary of Project
The student will assess the effects of yellow crazy ants and the eradication effort on native fauna. It is expected that at a minimum, effects on native ants and skinks would be assessed, other invertebrate and vertebrate taxa may also be included. The project will require a combination of field and laboratory work. Modeling approaches are also a possibility, depending on the skills and interests of the student.
yellow crazy ants, restoration, invasive species, entomology, herpetology
Would suit an applicant who
Is highly motivated and self-directed and has strong interests and skills in conservation biology, entomology, herpetology, and statistics, enjoys field work, and is capable of engaging with the community and stakeholders.