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Student research opportunity in Hawaii and Mexico with the Barton lab

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From: Kasey Barton <kbarton@hawaii.edu>
Date: Mon, Aug 18, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Subject: Student research opportunity in Hawaii and Mexico with the Barton lab
To: Kasey Barton <kbarton@hawaii.edu>, Botany Faculty <uhmbotfac-l@lists.hawaii.edu>, Botany Undergrad Students <uhmbotunder-l@lists.hawaii.edu>, Department of Botany Graduate Program <botgrad@hawaii.edu>

I am looking for a few enthusiastic and hard-working students (undergraduate and graduate) to participate in a year-long research project investigating the functional ecology of prickly poppies (genus Argemone). This is a great opportunity for students who want to gain experience in ecological research, who are thinking about or already pursuing graduate school in ecology and evolution, and who love to work with plants.
We will be examining how functional traits (such as prickles, latex, photosynthesis, phenology, and leaf anatomy) vary between the endemic Hawaiian prickly poppy (pua kala) and the related Mexican prickly poppies, how traits vary during plant development, among populations, and as phenotypic plasticity.

Students will need to commit to the entire year-long project, including 2 credits of BOT 399/499/699 during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. We will be taking 2 research trips to Mexico, the first for a week in early January, and the second for 3 weeks in Summer 2015.

Come to our first organizational meeting on Friday, August 29 at 1pm in St John 400 to learn more (and see attached flier). If you cannot make this meeting or want to find out more before then, please email me at kbarton@hawaii.edu

Aloha,
Kasey Barton

Kasey E. Barton
Assistant Professor

Department of Botany

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

3190 Maile Way, Room 101

Honolulu, HI 96822

Website http://seedlingscience.org

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