Graduate Research Assistant – Space Use and Disease Risk in Desert Bighorn

Borderlands Research Institute
Alpine, Texas
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This project focusses on tracking resident desert bighorn while simultaneously monitoring for pneumonia-associated pathogens. Field work will focus on Big Bend Ranch State Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area. Student will have considerable field duties, and will be responsible for timely investigation of any mortalities in either area. The project will also be quantitatively rigorous and previous GIS experience is preferred. Student must work well as part of a team and independently, as needed. What: - Monitor collared desert bighorn on 2 study sites - Analyze GPS collar data When: - Starts Spring 2023 Where: - Big Bend Ranch State Park and Black Gap Wildlife Management Area - Sul Ross Range Animal Science Center labs, Alpine, TX.
- Strong work ethic - Attentiveness to details - Quantitative reasoning skills required - Organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines - Must be willing to work independently and as part of a team - Must be a Texas resident - GPA of ≥2.5 - GRE > 300 Contact Dr. Justin French via email for application instructions.
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