Northern Bobwhite Chick Ecology MS Position – Georgia

Agency
University of Georgia/Tall Timbers
Location
Athens, GA
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$20954/year + tuition remission
Start Date
01/01/2020
Last Date to Apply
09/15/2020
Description
We seek an enthusiastic student to work on cutting edge research regarding Northern Bobwhite chick ecology. The research will focus on the effect of vegetation structure and the spatial distribution of resources, as dictated by management, on chick survival. The research will take place on a private ranch in central Florida that provides an opportunity to facilitate adaptive management and develop other real-world skills. The student will spend part of the year on the ranch and the rest on campus. The project is well funded and will prepare the chosen candidate for numerous impactful peer-reviewed publications and a lot of powerful professional connections. The student will be co-advised by Dr. James A. Martin (Associate Professor, UGA) and Dr. Theron Terhune (Gamebird Director, Tall Timbers); and will collaborate with numerous other scientists and managers.
Qualifications
BS degree conferred by January 1, 2020 in wildlife management, ecology, or a related discipline. The candidate must be willing to learn quantitative techniques (e.g., movement and survival analyses) and computer languages suitable for model development (e.g., R, Python, etc.). The student should also be personable and be a team player. Furthermore, the student must be willing to work remotely. Send cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to email below. References will be sought for the final candidates.
Contact Person
James Martin
Contact eMail
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