Non-target effects of herbicides on butterflies: MS or PhD opportunities

The University of Washington Vancouver seeks a MS or PhD student to assist with a study on the potential impact of herbicides on at-risk butterflies. Invasive species are one of the
leading threats for several at-risk butterfly species in Pacific Northwest Prairies. Selective herbicides are increasingly a preferred management tool because of their ability to target problem species with minimal impact on most native plant species. However, the impact of these herbicides on at-risk butterflies is virtually unknown. Studies in our lab to date suggest impacts on survivorship, development, morphology, and behavior. The Vancouver team is working with USFWS and other agencies working in these prairies to investigate herbicide impacts by using a mix of field, lab and visit their website for overview of our research approach, list of publications, and letter to prospective graduate students at

http://research.vancouver.wsu.edu/cheryl-schultz

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