Butterflies on the move

  • Diamond, Sarah (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Da Silva, Carmen (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The post-doc will assist PI Diamond to complete the core research objectives of an NSF CAREER grant on butterfly thermal physiology and range shifts under recent climate change. The post- doc will be responsible for: 1) thermal physiological tests including thermal tolerance and metabolic rate, 2) morphological and dispersal measurements of butterflies, 3) field work to collect butterflies from different parts of their geographic range, 4) working with citizen scientists to better bridge the gap between researchers and volunteer data collectors. The post- doc will also aid in day-to-day running of the lab including: 1) attending and presenting in weekly lab meetings and Ecology & Evolution group journal clubs, 2) attending department seminars, 3) helping to mentor graduate, undergraduate, and high school students, 4) helping to purchase necessary research supplies. In terms of productivity, the post-doc should aim for at least two peer-reviewed journal articles per year, with at least one as primary lead. The post- doc should also attend and present the research from the grant at one or two national/international conferences per year.
Short titleButterflies on the move
Effective start/end date19/11/2018/11/21


  • climate change
  • physiology
  • plasticity
  • performance
  • thermal tolerance
  • species distribution models
  • behaviour