PhD/MS Graduate Assistantship- Northern Bobwhite Population Dynamics – Tennessee

Agency
University of Tennessee
Location
Tennessee
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
$18000 (PhD)/$15000 (MS) plus health insurance and $15000 tuition waiver
Start Date
05/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
04/01/2021
Description
The Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries at The University of Tennessee, in conjunction with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and Quail Forever, is recruiting an outstanding individual for a PhDor MS Graduate Assistantship to study Northern Bobwhite population dynamics across three bobwhite focal areas in Tennessee. This study will use radio-telemetry to monitor bobwhite reproduction, survival, habitat use, and response to experimental habitat management. These data are critical for developing population models and response to innovative management strategies for the species. We began the project in January 2021 by trapping and radio-tagging a sample of ~25 females and ~25 males per year across each of three individual study sites. The graduate student will begin in the field in May 2021 and start coursework at the University of Tennessee in August 2021. We will be reviewing applications as we receive them with a goal of making a final decision by 1 April 2021.
Qualifications
We seek an individual with BS and MS degrees in Wildlife Ecology/Management or a closely related field, experience with monitoring upland gamebird populations including capture and handling and radio-telemetry, a good academic record and GRE scores, a strong desire to conduct field research, analyze data, and write it up for publication and a strong passion for upland gamebird management. If you are applying for the MS position, we will only consider students with at least 1-year of relevant upland gamebird field experience. Interested individuals should send a letter of introduction, resume, a copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts and GRE scores, and names/phone numbers of 3 references to Dr. David Buehler, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4563 (dbuehler@utk.edu).
Contact Person
David Buehler
Contact Phone
8659747126
Contact eMail
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