Postdoctoral Research Associate Location: Knoxville, TN
The successful applicant will work with Dr. Tsuruda to develop a survey of Tennessee beekeepers, their hives (parasites and pathogens), and their landscapes to understand and prioritize factors affecting honey bee health in TN to reduce colony losses, which were as high as 70% in 2018. Participation in additional collaborative research projects is possible.
Primary Responsibilities: *Assist in recruitment of TN beekeepers *Design and execute a stakeholder survey of management practices to relate to pest/pathogen and landscape data *Travel to collect samples from beekeepers across TN *Measure of Varroa, Nosema, and tracheal mites and conduct statistical analyses *Analyze landscapes for availability of forage abundance and diversity *Assist in manuscript and conference preparation *Provide leadership and guidance for students
Internal Number: 189946
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The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.