We have several projects for master's and bachelor's students attending Temple University or international universities looking for biodiversity research experience abroad. Please see the links below for example project descriptions and contact me if you would like to discuss possibilities. I am also interested in mentoring students on their own project ideas, especially those focused on biodiversity science.
Field work in the Dutch Antilles
Jocelyn Behm and I are currently searching for VU (Vrije Universiteit) master's students to perform research in and about the Caribbean. We have several open positions focused on measuring the functional traits of amphibian and reptile species, as well as, measuring the impact of biodiversity on the ecosystem services of the Dutch Antilles. Please see the two descriptions listed below and if you are interested in working in the Caribbean, see the projects below and please email Dr. Jocelyn Behm with a description of why you are interested, your CV, and a list of the classes you have taken with grades (i.e., an unofficial transcript).
What you can expect from me during your project
I believe that the keys to effective mentoring are mutual respect and honest communication. We will work together to identify a topic of mutual interest and then outline the steps needed to complete it. I maintain an open-door policy--you can drop in when you need help--but we will also meet regularly to make sure your research is running smoothly. However, I will treat you as a colleague, not micro-manage your project, and be respectful of your time as you should be of mine. You will learn that every project has its ups-and-downs, and the downs should not be fatal but integral to your scientific progress. I will push you in directions that stretch your knowledge. In the end you will know that you are an expert on your topic of research.