Summer Field Crew Application
Safran Lab - Barn Swallows in Colorado
What is your name?
What is your major?
Are you a CU Boulder student?
Are you interested in applying for a BSI internship? (please read the website for the program if you are not familiar with them - links are on the
Please select the topic(s) that interest you. Our research this summer will cover all of these topics, and your interests will help determine which graduate student or postdoc you will work most closely with.
Mating behavior and sexual selection (adult birds)
Social behavior and space use (adult birds)
Ecological factors that influence breeding (predation, nest quality, microclimate)
Influence of early life experience on offspring phenotypes (nestlings)
What do you hope to gain from this experience?
What do you think you will contribute to the field research?
Please read this paper:
for context about our research and answer the following questions.
I've read the paper
Do females prefer males with darker or lighter plumage?
I can't tell
Why do you think the sham treatment was necessary?
Based on this paper, what questions do you have about barn swallows or this study?
Have you sent us an e-mail with your resume and the e-mail of a professional reference? Please e-mail
with the subject line 'Summer field crew application'
No, but I will later today
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