Freshwater Fish Creel Modeling: Baton Rouge, LA

Agency
Louisiana State University
Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$22,000 per year
Start Date
08/15/2021
Last Date to Apply
06/23/2021
Website
https://www.stevemidway.com/
Description
An M.S. graduate research assistantship is available in Louisiana State University’s (LSU) Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (DOCS) starting fall 2021 for a project funded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Adaptation Science Center (NCASC). The successful applicant will work with a nationwide recreational creel database (USGS’s CreelCat) to develop models for estimating harvest of freshwater fishes in the Southeast US. Research themes will be in recreational harvest estimation, hierarchical models, and big data, but are subject to change and develop based on student interest. Scope exists to develop new questions and analyses based on their relevance to the project.
Qualifications
BS in Fisheries/Wildlife Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, or related field GPA > 3.0 Experience in R Highly motivated and capable of working independently To apply, email to Dr. Steve Midway (smidway@lsu.edu) a single, merged PDF including 1) cover letter describing research experience and interests, 2) CV or resume, 3) transcripts (unofficial is acceptable), 4) GRE scores (not required), and 5) contact information of three professional references.
Contact Person
Dr. Steve Midway
Contact eMail
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