|Aggie Research Mentoring Program
Ecology and Conservation Biology
|A. Michelle Lawing, Ph.D.
As an undergraduate research assistant, you will have the opportunity to engage with and learn about one of two lizard-related research projects: lizard behavior or lizard morphology. For both projects, you will be expected to be detail-oriented, well organized, and open to learning new analytical skills and software. Any previous data analysis or behavioral software experience is a bonus! There may also be opportunities for you to present your research at local or regional conferences and, for long-term undergraduate researchers, opportunities for publication.
|We are seeking up to 8 undergraduate assistants who are reliable, motivated, and interested in learning more about behavior and invasion patterns. Previous biological coursework is beneficial as we expect students to be able to understand common biological terms. A minimum of 5-6 hours per week will be expected of all students depending on their program.Team members may work on this project in a hybrid setting, physical working location will not disqualify students from participating in this project.
|This research will allow students the opportunity to participate in projects examining lizard behavior. The primary tasks you may be involved in include: (i) learning about animal behavior, (ii) attending team meetings to coordinate research efforts, (iii) learning to identify specific behaviors, (iv) use computer software to identify and record lizard behaviors, (v) learning to think critically and interpreting topical literature.