M.S. Assistantship: Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Graduate Assistantships
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M.S. Assistantship is available to contribute to collaborative project exploring potential drivers in population declines of northern bobwhite populations. One area in particular that will be a focus is the role of hunter dynamics (e.g., hunting pressure, harvest rates, temporal distribution of hunting) on bobwhite breeding populations. The project will include a field portion that will collect data on hunter dynamics and quail harvest rates that will contribute to development of an integrated population model to explore the impacts of extreme weather events and other stochastic factors on bobwhite populations. Specifically, the student will be involved in a large-scale banding program at several Wildlife Management Areas and monitoring hunter activities on those Wildlife Management Areas. However, the student will also have an opportunity to develop other research ideas beyond the quail research project. This project will be co-advised by Dr. Sam Fuhlendorf and Dr. Craig Davis.
Qualifications are B.S. in ecology, rangeland ecology, wildlife biology, or related field. Experience with working under difficult field conditions would be beneficial. Additionally, past field experience trapping upland birds, though not required, would be helpful. This position is based in the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department at Oklahoma State University. Anticipated start date is 1 August 2023 or as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Salary is $24,000/year and tuition costs are waived. Applications should include a letter of interest, resume, GRE scores, transcripts, and names and contact information for 3 references and be emailed to: Dr. Craig Davis, Natural Resource Ecology and Management Department, Oklahoma State University, 008C Agricultural Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078, craig.a.davis@okstate.edu
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