The NV state wildlife agency (NDOW) is funding my lab (Applied Population Ecology Lab at UNR) to generate habitat maps for mule deer and pronghorn, fitted using state-of-the-art quantitative methods (e.g., machine learning, Bayesian inference) using a decade of GPS collar data collected by NDOW from across the state. The work will be the focus of an MS project, and I am looking for a motivated student who is interested in wildlife management, GIS and quantitative modeling to join my lab starting in Fall 2021.
I value diversity and seek to foster an inclusive lab. International students and those from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.
The student would enroll in the Master of Science program in the department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Information about the program can be found at https://www.unr.edu/nres/graduate-programs/natural-resources-environmental-science/nres-masters-program.
The Master’s student will receive $21,600 in compensation (normally for two years). It is expected that a portion of this will come from teaching assistantships, particularly in the second year, and that students will apply for appropriate fellowships/scholarships. Funding from TAships and fellowships will be complemented with research funding.
To express your interest, get more information, or ask questions, please email your CV, a short description of your research interests, and a note about your career goals to kevintshoemaker AT gmail.com. For full consideration please email your materials prior to 5pm on Friday 11 June 2021.
Application guidelines for the master's program are described at https://www.unr.edu/nres/graduate-programs/natural-resources-environmental-science/nres-masters-program