Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship – Waterfowl, Wetlands, and Climate Change, South Carolina

Agency
James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Clemson University
Location
Clemson University, South Carolina
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$25,000 annually plus tuition waiver
Last Date to Apply
01/28/2022
Website
https://www.clemson.edu/cafls/departments/kennedycenter/
Description
The James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center at Clemson University is recruiting a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in waterfowl, coastal wetland ecology, and climate change to pursue their interests in this topic for a PhD dissertation. Incorporating elements of wetland biodiversity, restoration, ecotoxicology and, or, citizen science is also of interest. Progress will be evaluated annually, and support will be renewed upon satisfactory progress for up to 4 years. Student will have the opportunity to pursue their research interests in wintering and migrating waterfowl, coastal wetland impoundment management and ecology, ecology of natural coastal wetland systems, and how climate change and sea level rise will impact waterfowl and other species and these wetland systems into the future. Study will take place in coastal South Carolina but appropriate questions at the Flyway or broader-scale will be considered. Ample opportunities for professional development and presenting at conferences will be available. The student will be working toward a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology at Clemson University (Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (MWFR, MS, PhD) (clemson.edu).
Qualifications
B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife, Wetlands, Ecology, or closely related field. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.25. A strong interest and experience in wetlands, waterfowl ecology, and climate change is essential. Interest in citizen science and urban ecology is also desirable. Experience in GIS, statistics, modeling, and publishing is a plus. Student will be advised by Dr. James T. Anderson. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, a <1,000-word statement of purpose (why do you want to work on this project, your research interests, and long-term career goals), unofficial copy of transcripts, and GRE/TOEFL scores (if available), and contact information for 3 references to jta6@clemson.edu. Position is open until filled. Potential starting date for spring, summer, or fall semester.
Contact Person
Dr. Jim Anderson
Contact Phone
304-276-8956
Contact eMail
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