M.S. Research Assistantship in Wildlife Ecology – Scaled Quail in SW Kansas

Agency
Oklahoma State University
Location
Stillwater, Oklahoma and Elkhart, Kansas
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$18,000 per year (with incremental merit based increases), tuition remission, field housing, and OSU insurance provided
Start Date
01/06/2020
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2019
Website
http://nrem.okstate.edu/
Description
There is limited data on nonbreeding scaled quail space use and habitat selection. To address this and to provide managers with guidance, we will monitor scaled quail using VHF transmitters during the nonbreeding season. The proposed research will evaluate how vegetation structure, composition, and arrangement are related to scaled quail movement, space use, and survival. Additionally, we will investigate the effect of anthropogenic structures including water developments, oil/gas wells, roads, and artificial quail cover on scaled quail movement, space use, and survival. Research will be conducted in a remote area on the Cimarron National Grassland in southwestern Kansas. Field work will be conducted August-February 2020-2022.
Qualifications
Requirements: B.S. in Wildlife Ecology or related discipline; GPA > 3.3, fluency in English and valid driver’s license. Ability to work in cold and remote locations Desired Experience: telemetry, plant vegetation measurement techniques, and GIS To Apply: Submit a cover letter, CV, an unofficial transcript, and a list of 3 references to dwayne.elmore@okstate.edu.
Contact Person
Dr. Dwayne Elmore
Contact Phone
405-744-9636
Contact eMail
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