Graduate Research Assistant: Monitoring avian productivity, survivorship, and composition in a riparian woodland on the Welder Wildlife Refuge- Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University
About the Area/University: SFA is located in Nacogdoches, Texas, with more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. The Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture ( has a diverse faculty with strengths in forestry, ecology, wildlife ecology, environmental science and spatial science. Nacogdoches is a city with more than 33,000 residents. It recently was designated as the Top Small City in Texas according to Cities Journal. About the Research Area: The Welder Wildlife Refuge is a 7,800-acre working cattle ranch and research station located 8 miles from Sinton, Texas in the Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes ecoregion. The Refuge is operated by the Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation which was established in 1954 for the purpose of providing research and education to graduate students and the public.
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
21,600 per year
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Last Date to Apply
The project will evaluate the current occupancy of breeding and wintering birds in a riparian woodland using mark-recapture methods and point counts. Review of applications will start April 1st, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to begin in May/June 2021. Please send only one PDF file with a cover letter outlining your research interests and experiences, GPA, GRE scores (if available), a CV, contact information for three references and an example of your writing to Dr. Jessica Glasscock (
Individuals with research interests in avian ecology and conservation ecology are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree by the start date in wildlife management, wildlife ecology, or a closely related field. The ability to identify birds in the area by sight and sound is critical, and preference will be given to those with experience handling mist-nets and capturing and handling live birds. The ability to conduct rigorous fieldwork under extreme conditions (e.g., heat and humidity) will be necessary. Excellent communication and time-management skills, a strong work ethic and attention to detail also are essential. The candidate must also have a valid driver’s license.
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Jessica Glasscock
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