Graduate (M.S.) Assistantship – Colorado

Agency
Colorado State University
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$24,000-$26,000/year with limited benefits. Tuition included.
Start Date
01/15/2018
Last Date to Apply
10/08/2017
Description
Accidental translocation of Brown Treesnakes from Guam to other islands represents a significant threat to ecological stability for many Pacific Islands, but movement and associated habitat use of translocated snakes are poorly understood. This M.S. project involves translocating radio telemetered snakes to similar and novel habitats on Guam and comparing their movement, habitat selection rates, and behavioral patterns to non-translocated (control) individuals. A major focus will be on developing statistical models of Brown Treesnake post-translocation movement, habitat use, and detectability to inform interdiction and rapid response efforts. Extensive travel to Guam for fieldwork and presentations will be required (6-12 months). Housing in a shared government field house is likely to be provided on Guam. This collaborative project involves Colorado State University faculty and scientists at USGS Fort Collins Science Center. Results are expected to inform effective management of Brown Treesnakes on Guam and other Pacific Islands and will likely be transferable to other invasive reptile species.
Qualifications
To apply: Applicants should create a single document (e.g., a Word or pdf document) that includes a brief letter of interest, CV/resume, unofficial transcripts, unofficial general GRE scores, and a list of three references and their contact information. The name of the file should contain the first and last name of the applicant. This file should be sent to Dr. Larissa Bailey (llbailey@colostate.edu). Applications will be screened until the October 8, 2017 end date, at which time letters of recommendation will be requested from those on the short list.
Contact Person
Dr. Larissa Bailey
Contact Phone
970-492-4084
Contact eMail
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