M.S. research assistantship investigating the distribution and occupancy of 3 butterfly species in Arkansas

Arkansas Tech University
Russellville, AR
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Graduate Assistantships
~$13,200 per year + tuition waiver
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The Fisheries and Wildlife program, in the Department of Biological Sciences, at Arkansas Tech University, is currently hiring a thesis graduate student at the M.S level. The successful applicant will start any time after July 1st, 2021 and will conduct research to establish baseline distributions and general habitat associations for three species of butterflies [(Georgia/Helicta satyr (Neonympha areolatus/Neonympha helicta), King’s hairstreak (Satyrium kingi), and Meske’s skipper (Hesperia meskei)] through statewide surveys. The student will also model occupancy for Georgia/Helicta satyr populations to determine variables important to predicting the presence of these butterflies. This research will be conducted in collaboration with Hendrix College and Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission.
B.S. in wildlife, zoology, biology, or closely related field. Excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment and alone, and a strong work ethic are critical. Any prior knowledge or skills associated with butterfly surveys are ideal. GIS background, and proficiency with Excel and other statistical software programs are desirable. Please send a letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, GRE scores, and names and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Jorista Garrie (jvandermerwe@atu.edu). Mark the subject of your email: “M.S. position”
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