Firefly Conservation Research Position
This is an independent studies or internship project during the semester working with Sara Lewis & Michael Reed on US firefly conservation. Over the past year, they’ve completed IUCN Red Listing for~140 US firefly species, including 18 habitat specialists which are threatened. They are hoping to create maps of suitable habitat to inform future on-the-ground surveys by community science teams. We’d like the student(s) to either have taken Advanced GIS or have some experience beyond intro GIS. Students will also be working with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the New Mexico BioPark Society.
Fore more information, check out the follow sites.
- TED2014 Talk
- Website: Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies
- Facebook: Silent Sparks
- Twitter: @silent_sparks
To apply, email either Sara Lewis or Michael Reed. Contact information listed below.
Sara Lewis Professor of Biology at Tufts University firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Reed Professor of Biology at Tufts University email@example.com