MS/PhD Assistantship – Human effects on wildlife habitat: Boise State University, Idaho

Agency
Boise State University
Location
Boise State University
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Website
http://www.coexistencegroup.com
Salary
Full graduate assistantship (stipend, tuition, and health insurance).
Start Date
08/14/2017
Last Date to Apply
04/15/2017
Description
The successful applicant will focus on understanding and demonstrating the effects of human activities on wildlife using a functional sensory ecology approach. Research will be conducted in collaboration with the National Park Service and will involve developing spatially-explicit indices of risk from anthropogenic nightlight and noise for mammals and birds of conservation significance across the contiguous US. The resultant new knowledge will help direct research and management toward those wildlife species and habitat corridors that are most vulnerable to anthropogenic sensory stimuli.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: B.S. in Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Geography, or related field. Competitive applicants will have experience collecting, analyzing, and presenting scientific data, working in collaborative teams, and strong interest in developing and applying quantitative spatial models. Preference will be given to students with a proven publication record.

Where: The Carter and Barber labs at Boise State University. The student will primarily be advised by Dr. Neil Carter (Human-Environment Systems) and co-advised by Dr. Jesse Barber (Biology) and work closely with both labs. The successful applicant will be in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior degree program (https://biology.boisestate.edu/graduate-programs/eeb/).

Application instructions: Applicants should email the following materials as a single pdf file with the subject line “Graduate Assistantship” to neilcarter@boisestate.edu: (a) one page cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and professional goals, (b) CV, (c) GRE scores, (d) transcripts (unofficial) from undergraduate and graduate education, (e) TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores if from non-English speaking institution, and (f) contact information for three professional references. For additional information contact Dr. Neil Carter.

Boise State University embraces and welcomes diversity in its faculty, student body, and staff. Accordingly, applicants who would add to the diversity and excellence of our academic community are encouraged to apply.

Additional information: Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and the capital of the State of Idaho, Boise is frequently featured as a top-ranked metropolis. The city has ample opportunities for world-class outdoor activities year round and a thriving arts and entertainment culture. In 2017, US News and World report ranked Boise the 12th best city to live in the United States.

About the University: http://www.boisestate.edu
About the City of Boise: http://www.boisechamber.org
About the Human-Environment Systems Center at BSU: https://cid.boisestate.edu/hes
Contact Person
Dr. Neil Carter
Contact Phone
208-426-2958
Contact eMail
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