We are looking for an enthusiastic, determined, and self-starting master’s student to work on a northern bobwhite project. The project is part of a larger effort to understand the ecology of a reintroduced population. This will be the fourth student on this project. Specifically, the student’s thesis will be centered on brood ecology, including survival and habitat use, in the context of food availability. The project will primarily be based at the field site near Wilmington, NC (field housing provided) but the student will be required to spend time in Athens for coursework and thesis writing. The student will be co-advised by Dr. James A. Martin (Associate Professor, UGA) and Dr. Theron Terhune (Game Bird Director, Tall Timbers).
Bachelors of Science degree 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 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.
The student will learn leadership skills, approaches to managing wildlife on large properties, quantitative skills (e.g., the R programming language), and many other skills that will prepare the student for a successful career in wildlife management.
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