One student is needed to assist in a project addressing both applied and theoretical aspects of changes in winter distribution of Canada, White-fronted, and Snow Geese. Current specific objectives include but are not limited to: (1) Identifying characteristics that influence foraging and roosting location for each species, (ii) investigate potential for apparent competition between species, (iii) develop management recommendation for agency personnel and private landowners, (iv) test for evidence consistent with the various hypothesized causes of the simultaneous change in distribution of the 3 species. Graduate studies will lead to a PhD degree in Zoology or Ecology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Competitive GPA and GRE scores are required.
Competitive candidates will have completed a Bachelor’s or M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology, Zoology, or a related field. Demonstrated experience in spatial statistical analyses is preferred but not required. Applicants should provide a letter of interest that includes a brief review of past experiences and career goals, a resume, GRE scores, and GPA. Review of applications will begin 20 January and continue until the position is filled. Application packets will be provided to candidates selected for further consideration.