Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) is a premier urban field research station for studies in biodiversity, ecosystem change and natural history. The lab is of critical importance to The University of Texas at Austin’s top-ten ranked Ecology, Evolution and Behavior graduate program. As an urban field lab, BFL is unsurpassed in regard to historical data, access for students and faculty (a few minutes from main campus), and diversity of habitats. Research at the lab contributes to our understanding of climate change, invasive species, biodiversity, genomics, animal behavior and evolution.
UT is looking for 10 exceptional undergraduates for a paid, 10-week immersive research experience, the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Climate Change Impacts in Semi-Arid R
We are recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study the community ecology of South Texas grasslands that have been disrupted by woody plant removal and introduction of exotic grasses (e.g.
A new study describing the first pathogen to be found in tawny crazy ants has been published by the Invasive Species Research group at BFL and by USDA scientists.
UT field stations have several positions available for undergrads this summer.
The UT Insect Collection based in the LAC building at BFL has a new Curator, Dr Alex Wild. Dr Wild has a strong background in insect systematics with a specialty interests in ants.