Project: Eastern wild turkey populations in Arkansas have experienced decline in abundance over the past 10-years, which have prompted recent changes to state-wide hunting regulations and management decisions. As part of a multi-phase research project, we are deploying GPS satellite transmitters on 90 juvenile and 90 adult male turkey in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas during 2016-2018. The successful applicant (GRA) will use these data to model movement and habitat use patterns of juvenile and adult male turkeys as a function of survival and local management activities. The GRA will be involved in capturing, marking, and transmitter deployment during winter. The GRA will be expected to master a variety of analytical tools used to model movement and habitat use including but not limited to ArcGIS, Program R, and SAS. Remote housing for field work will be provided. Candidates with working knowledge of ArcGIS and Program R are preferred.
Requirements: Applicants must have a 2.7 overall undergraduate GPA or 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of undergraduate courses and satisfactory GRE scores. A B.S. degree in a natural resources-related field is also required. Applicants must have a valid U.S. driver’s license or obtain the same within 60 days of starting employment. Overnight travel is required as well as the ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Application & Additional Information: Graduate program and application information can be found at http://www.uamont.edu/sfnr. Applicants must be admitted to the University of Arkansas at Monticello and apply to the School of Forestry & Natural Resources before they can be considered for an assistantship. Applicants must submit all GRE scores, official transcripts, a statement of interests, and three letters of recommendation. Please indicate the position number above on all application materials and inquires. Send CV, Cover letter, names of references, and copies of transcripts to Osborne@uamont.edu