blog postsPrincipal Research Scientist & Illinois Natural History Survey DirectorSep 21, 2017 8:15 am0 views The Illinois Natural History Survey seeks a principal research scientist who will develop and manage a research program, while also serving as director of INHS, providing leadership, direction, and overall administration for the development, coordination, and implementation of scientific research and service programs undertaken and provided by INHS.Postdoctoral Research Associate: Medical EntomologySep 7, 2017 3:45 pm48 views The INHS Medical Entomology Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the foraging ecology of an invasive mosquito (Aedes albopictus). Topics of interests include: understanding how vector-feeding preferences vary under a diversity of natural host communities; elucidating the influence of physiological state and infection on feeding behavior; and disentangling the selective pressures behind host specialization. The work would entail a combination of field, mesocosm, and lab work, and support the creation and use of mathematical models to explore the evolutionary and epidemiological implications of environmental influences on mosquito behavior.Wild Turkey Field TechnicianSep 28, 2017 1:15 pm125 views Field Technician, Ecology and Habitat Use of Wild Turkeys University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, central & western IllinoisGRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP (M.S. or Ph.D. level)Sep 19, 2017 12:15 pm174 views RESEARCH FOCUS: FISHERIES/AQUATIC ECOLOGYWaterfowl Research Technician (Grant supported, hourly position)Sep 19, 2017 6:30 pm182 views Technician Needed: True Metabolizable Energy of Aquatic Vegetation for DucksAssistant Waterbird EcologistSep 21, 2017 5:00 pm244 views The Stephen A. Forbes Biological Station, established in 1894, is located along the Illinois River on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge near Havana, Illinois. It is the oldest inland field station in North America and one of nine field stations of the Illinois Natural History Survey. The Frank C. Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center is housed at the Forbes Biological Station. Staff of the Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center conduct research on a variety of topics relevant to wetland ecosystems, with a specific focus on the ecology and management of wetlands, waterfowl, and other waterbirds. Our research efforts focus on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers and the wetlands throughout the State.Graduate Research Assistant: Chelonian EcologyMay 17, 2017 9:30 am267 views Fisheries Technician - Lake Michigan Biological StationJun 27, 2017 2:00 pm542 views Participate in daily research activities related to monitoring yellow perch population dynamics, nearshore fish assemblages, and benthic invertebrate and zooplankton prey resources, along with monitoring sport fish harvest dynamics along the Illinois shoreline of Lake Michigan. Responsible for assisting with field sampling of nearshore fishes, benthic invertebrates and zooplankton, as well as with laboratory sample processing and gear maintenance. Field work will be done from small boats on a large body of water using a variety of gears. Laboratory work entails frequent time spent at microscopes identifying organisms, as well as fish dissections. Interview shoreline and boat anglers on their fishing effort, expenditures, harvest and biological characteristics of fish in their possession. Responsible for detailed record keeping and interacting with the public in a professional manner. Work may occur in a hatchery setting, including water changes and care of larval fish.