MS or PhD Position: Northern Bobwhite Translocation

Texas Tech University
On-site field housing and travel will be provided. The field primary site will be located near Kenansville, Florida with a secondary study site located in south Texas, but the student will be required to spend time in Lubbock (housing not provided) for coursework and thesis/dissertation writing. The student will be co-advised by Dr. Brad Dabbert (Professor, TTU) and Dr. Theron Terhune (Game Bird Program Director, Tall Timbers). However, input on the project will also be provided from other potential project collaborators (e.g., TPWD, UGA, RPQRR) as part of a larger translocation effort.
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Graduate Assistantships
$18,000 per year M.S. or $20,000 per year Ph.D.; + out-of-state tuition waiver, health insurance, field housing, field truck; student will pay semester fees per TTU OP (~$1,000- $1,200 per academic semester)
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We seek an enthusiastic, determined, and self-motivated master’s or phd student to work on northern bobwhite translocation in south Texas and south Florida. The project is part of a larger translocation effort in Texas, Florida, and Georgia to understand limitations associated with long-distance translocations. Specifically, the student’s thesis will be centered on refining translocation science to inform best management practices associated with long-distance translocation of bobwhites.
Bachelors of Science and/or Master’s (if applying for PhD) degree(s) conferred by January 1, 2020 in wildlife management, ecology, or a related discipline. The candidate must be able to work under field conditions that include hot temperatures, humidity, and abundant insects. Also, must have the capacity to learn quantitative techniques such as survival analysis and movement models. The ability to lead assist in hiring and lead a crew of interns is essential. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience capturing and handling wildlife. The student should also be personable and a team player. A clean driving record is required. For consideration, please send a cover letter, CV, GRE scores, and unofficial transcripts to the contact email below. In addition, please provide a list of at least 3 references.
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