Ph.D. Assistantship: Effects of sucker gigging on fish populations in rivers and reservoirs of Oklahoma – Oklahoma

Oklahoma State University & Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Graduate Assistantships
$19,500 - $22,600 (depending on qualifications and availability of supplemental awards), free student health insurance, and full tuition waver.
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Evaluate the effects of sucker gigging tournaments on fish populations of Spavinaw Creek and Eucha Reservoir, with the goal of determining the sustainable harvest level for this fishery and the implications of overharvest to the fish community. The successful candidate will need to be able to collaborate with state agency personnel and should have strong quantitative and field-sampling skills. The student will be co-advised by Drs. Dan Shoup and Shannon Brewer.
M.S. degree in fisheries, biology, ecology, or related field; and competitive GPA (>3.0) and GRE scores (above the 50th percentile). Experience with mark-recapture is preferred but not required. Start date will be near the beginning of January 2018. To apply, please send: 1) Cover letter expressing your desire apply for the position, 2) resume or Curriculum Vitae detailing your experience 3) copy of all college transcripts, 4) GRE scores, 5) a scientific writing sample (e.g., previous manuscript, term paper, lab report, etc.) to illustrate writing ability, and 6) contact information for 3 references to Dr. Dan Shoup ( and Dr. Shannon Brewer ( Review of applications will begin 9/29/2017 and continue until suitable applicant is found. Please apply by 9/29/2017 for full consideration.
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Dan Shoup & Shannon Brewer
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