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.
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 (email@example.com) 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.