M.S. Graduate Assistantship – Sheep Grazing of Larkspur to Reduce Poisoning Risk to Cattle – Wyoming

University of Wyoming (Range or Animal Science - student's choice)
Laramie, WY
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Graduate Assistantships
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Project will determine if adaptive grazing management using sheep with early spring grazing for focal utilization can reduce risk of larkspur poisoning for cattle without substantial impact to native, northern mixed-grass prairie. Project will require significant student interest in plant-animal research methods including plant community monitoring, sheep handling and blood collection.
Student selected for project as the opportunity to pursue an M.S. in either Ecosystem Science and Management, or Animal Sciences. Successful applicant will be required to meet graduate school and departmental requirements for admission. We seek a student with a B.S. degree in Animal Science, Range Science, or associated programs. Ability to conduct field work that includes handling animals, range vegetation monitoring, etc. is desired. Project is a fully funded graduate assistantship through a cooperative agreement between the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and USDA-ARS High Plains Grassland Research Center slated to begin course work in January of 2021, and field research May 2021
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Dr. John Derek Scasta
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