Ph.D. research assistantship available for graduate student studying northern bobwhite responses to native grass grazing systems. The Center for Native Grasslands Management (http://nativegrasses.utk.edu/) at the University of Tennessee is implementing a field experiment in cooperation with Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, and US Department of Defense that will be conducted near Richmond, KY. Incumbent will conduct research to determine adult and nest survival, habitat selection, and abundances for target grassland songbirds in the context of production-oriented grazing systems. Degree for successful candidate will be a Ph.D. in Natural Resources.
Applicants must be motivated with a good attitude and a strong work ethic. Well-developed oral and written communication skills are desired and the ability to work cooperatively within a team setting is required. Students with a strong interest in agro-ecology and conservation within working grassland systems are preferred. Applicants should possess a M.S. in Range Ecology/Management, Wildlife, or related field and a valid driver’s license. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and GRE scores (Q+V) of 302 are required.