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Effects of yellow crazy ant eradication efforts on native fauna

Title of Project

Effects of yellow crazy ant eradication efforts on native fauna

Name of Advisor/s

Lori Lach and Conrad Hoskin

College

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.

Key Words

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.