MS Research Assistantship — Ecology of Ring-necked Pheasants in Agroecosystems – North Dakota

Agency
North Dakota State University
Location
Fargo, ND
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$19,000 + full tuition waiver
Start Date
05/17/2021
Last Date to Apply
04/01/2021
Website
https://www.ndsu.edu/range/faculty_and_staff/torre_j_hovick_phd/
Description
We are seeking a graduate student (MS) to join the rangeland wildlife ecology lab at North Dakota State University that will trap and track pheasant use of CRP and other land use types throughout the breeding and some winter months. We are most interested in how large-scale factors like land cover and land management influence survival at critical times of the year in addition to how finer scale management decisions influence things like nest site selection and nest survival. This research will take place in the SW region of North Dakota where pheasants are an extremely economically important game species. The chosen candidate will have a lot of flexibility to explore specific facets of this research project based on the combined interests of theirs and the team.
Qualifications
Candidates must have or be in pursuit of a BS degree from an accredited university and a valid driver’s license. The most competitive applicants will have multiple years of field experience including previous work with grassland bird communities, capturing gamebirds, and telemetry. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with spatial analytical tools, survival analyses, and gamebird biology. Students will be expected to work well independently and with a team and should have experience using some or all of the following: GIS, R, MARK, and unMarked. To APPLY: Submit 1 document (.pdf) that includes a 1) cover letter discussing your qualifications and future goals, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) transcripts (unofficial), 4) three professional references to torre.hovick@gmail.com. *Start date is very flexible*
Contact Person
Torre J Hovick
Contact Phone
7012193086
Contact eMail
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