A graduate student is sought to work in close collaboration with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to evaluate various aspects of the ecology of the endangered Chihuahua Chub in the Mimbres basin, New Mexico. The project will specifically focus on 1) evaluating seasonal patterns in habitat use of Chihuahua Chub, 2) assessing the influence of habitat variability on local colonization and extinction rates, and 3) estimating population demographics and dynamics to inform conservation of Chihuahua Chub in New Mexico.
The preferred candidate will have an interest in applied fisheries research and native species conservation. Candidates should possess a strong work ethic, interpersonal skills, and previous experience as a fisheries technician. The project is partially funded by a Teaching Assistantship so interest in teaching is preferred.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter, CV with three references, and unofficial transcripts and GRE scores in a single PDF file to Zach Klein. Please contact Dr. Klein with additional questions. Additional information about Dr. Klein's research can be found at https://kleinzb.wixsite.com/kleinlab