M. S. Graduate Assistantship – Habitat Restoration in South Texas: Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Agency
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Location
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas (approx. 45 miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas). Research will be conducted on a private ranch near Cotulla, Texas.
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Website
https://www.ckwri.tamuk.edu/current-openings/habitat-restoration-south-texas
Salary
$1,400/month plus benefits (medical package has a 60 day waiting period). Nonresident tuition waived (resident tuition fees apply). Partial resident tuition fee assistance may be provided based on availability of funds.
Start Date
05/01/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/30/2017
Description
We are seeking a student to conduct research as part of a collaborative study to determine if a long-term farming treatment and subsequent planting of native plants can restore quail habitat in an area previously dominated by non-native bunchgrasses. Research responsibilities will include 1) working with graduate advisors, other students, and ranch personnel to oversee this research project, 2) sampling of vegetation, 3) and analysis of data. The successful applicant will work as part of a team of natural resource professionals under the supervision of Drs. Eric Grahmann and Timothy Fulbright. Research data will be used by the successful applicant for their thesis. Successful applicants will be expected to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and present papers at scientific meetings.
Qualifications
B. S. in ecology, wildlife science, range science, or closely related fields. A strong work ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and ability to work under adverse field conditions (hot humid South Texas environment). Training in plant taxonomy and plant identification skills is greatly desirable. Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles and conduct field research. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores (application package must include GRE scores; applications with no GRE scores will not be considered).
Contact Person
Dr. Eric Grahmann
Contact eMail
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