Ph.D. Research Assistantship – Yellowcheek Darter Conservation – Arkansas

Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Graduate Assistantships
$23,736 plus benefits and full tuition waiver with potential for additional fellowships ( The research assistantship is available for three years and may be supplemented by a teaching assistantship in year four.
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The Magoulick Lab at the University of Arkansas is accepting applications for a Ph.D. research assistantship. Our research efforts focus on factors affecting population and community dynamics of freshwater fish and invertebrates, especially the role of disturbance in community dynamics, impacts of introduced species in aquatic ecosystems and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. The research assistantship is part of a USGS funded project examining the effect of current and future climate on endangered Yellowcheek Darter (Etheostoma moorei) growth, survival and refuge use. The student would have 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 fish and/or streams and strong quantitative skills are preferred. Applicants must be responsible, motivated, and able to work independently and in teams.
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Email 1) a letter describing your interests and career goals, 2) Curriculum Vitae (including GPA and GRE scores), 3) names and telephone numbers of three references, and 4) unofficial transcripts to: Dan Magoulick, Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701,,, 479-575-5449.
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