Our research group (goheenresearchgroup.com) at the University of WYoming seeks a creative, dedicated graduate student to develop thesis or dissertation research in collaboration with an NSF-funded project in Laikipia, Kenya. The successful applicant would join a team of U.S. and Kenyan collaborators to study how diet specialization and dispersal limitation shape emergent, community-level patterns through the Ungulate Herbivory and Rainfall Uncertainty (UHURU) experiment. The successful applicant would spend 6-8 months/year at the Mpala Conservancy (mpala.org) and elsewhere in rural Kenya. For application instructions, please see posting at http://goheenresearchgroup.com/index.php/students.html. Start date is January or May 2020.
(1) excellent written and oral communication skills; (2) experience with (or strong desire to learn) demographic analyses, occupancy modeling, analyses of resource selection, analyses of remotely-sensed imagery, and/or generalized linear modeling; (3) experience overseeing field crews; (4) experience operating and maintaining 4WD trucks; (5) (for PhD applicants) an MSc or demonstrated ability to complete scientific projects, preferably in the form of peer-reviewed publications. For application instructions, please see posting at http://goheenresearchgroup.com/index.php/students.html. Start date is January or May 2020.