Position Description: The graduate student selected will conduct research on grassland restoration techniques following the construction of a new solar field. The goals of the project are to evaluate the ability of South Texas Natives seed releases to restore a native grassland community to areas impacted by the construction of a new solar field, and evaluate the most efficient planting time and technique of these seeds. The successful candidate will pursue an MS degree in Range and Wildlife Management with the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Start Date: June 1, 2021. This position is contingent on funding.
Application Deadline: Begin reviewing applications upon receipt and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
To Apply: Send a cover letter stating interests and career goals, resume/CV, copies of transcripts (originals will be required if selected), GRE scores, and 3 letters of reference to:
B.S. in range ecology, plant ecology, or closely related field. A strong work ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and ability to work under adverse field conditions (hot humid Texas environment) are essential. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores.
Preferred: Background or interest in plant identification, vegetation sampling, basic field ecology.