MS Assistantship, White-tailed Deer, West Virginia

West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
$18,000 plus tuition waiver, health insurance
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Last Date to Apply
The School of Natural Resources at West Virginia University is searching for an MS student to study space use of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in West Virginia. The project will primarily focus on factors influencing home range dynamics of white-tailed deer, with the potential to address additional research questions that would be developed jointly by the advisor and the student. The project is a collaborative effort with scientists at the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources and the research will inform state-wide management of white-tailed deer. The student will pursue an M.S. degree in the Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program at West Virginia University.
B.S. in wildlife science, ecology, zoology, or closely related field. Applicants must have a minimum 300 GRE, and a minimum 3.25 GPA. Applicants should have a strong interest in quantitative ecology. Previous experience with capturing and handling mammals, GPS and radio telemetry, and Geographic Information Systems is highly desired. Competitive applicants will also have experience working and communicating with other biologists, landowners, and the public. The student will be advised by Dr. Christopher Rota. Interested individuals should send a resume, 1-page cover letter, unofficial copy of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references.
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Christopher Rota
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