I am currently seeking applicants for a two-year research assistantship focused on using quantitative methods (e.g., modeling long-term trends in count data) to assess upland game bird population and community ecology in Kansas. The graduate student will work on an MS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology through the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University.
As many species are affected by climate and land use change, managing for multiple species rather than single species can maximize limited resources. Grasslands of the Great Plains provide an ideal opportunity to study the effects of changing weather and land cover on several species of management interest. The student will make use of existing datasets to study the effects of weather and land cover on three species of upland game birds in Kansas: ring-necked pheasant, northern bobwhite, and lesser prairie-chicken. The end goal of the work is to estimate threshold points at which species respond to changes in land cover, providing important insight into conservation and management actions.
I am committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive lab and encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply. Clemson University does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
B.S. in wildlife management, natural resources, biology, or statistics preferred. Experience with R is required and applicants with knowledge of advanced statistics will be given preference. Experience working with state and federal agencies a plus. Applicants should have good communication and writing skills and a strong work ethic.
To apply, please combine the following into a single PDF file and send as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org by 28 Feb 2017 with the subject titled “Graduate Research Position”: 1) a letter of interest not to exceed 2 pages summarizing your relevant background, research experience, and how this position will align with your career goals, 2) CV, 3) unofficial transcripts, 4) GRE scores, and 5) the names and emails of 3 references