A research assistantship is available in the Magoulick Lab at the University of Arkansas to examine landscape- and local-scale habitat influences on distribution and abundance of the crayfish Faxonius eupunctus, Faxonius wagneri and Faxonius roberti in Ozark streams. These species were recently split from Faxonius eupunctus and all are of conservation concern. The student would have the flexibility to pursue additional research related to the funded project. This project and related work will be carried out using a combination of comparative field studies, field and lab experiments, and modeling approaches.
Applicants should have a BS and preferably MS in fisheries, ecology, biology, or a related field; 3.2 GPA (minimum); 300 (V+Q) minimum GRE. Previous research experience with crayfish and/or streams and strong quantitative skills are preferred. Applicants must be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in teams.
Email 1) a letter describing your interests and career goals and how they align with the assistantship, 2) curriculum vitae (including GPA and GRE scores), 3) contact info for three references, and 4) unofficial transcripts to: Dan Magoulick, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://danmag.wixsite.com/business-services, 479-957-8182.