We are looking for an enthusiastic, determined, and self-starting PhD student to lead a field project on northern bobwhite. The project will use a site-level manipulative experiment (Before-After-Control-Impact [BACI] design) investigating adaptive harvest management (AHM) and harvest theory for northern bobwhites that will be applicable to other harvested species. The student will have the flexibility to focus on their particular interests within this domain. A considerable amount of field work is required but the project is adequately funded to support field technicians. Housing will be provided while the student is in the field but not while working from campus.
The student will develop a foundation in principles and implementation of AHM, ecological theory, and quantitative skills (e.g., the R programming language) that will prepare the student for a successful career in wildlife science. The student will be advised by Dr. James A. Martin (Associate Professor, UGA and leader of the Gamebird and Managed Ecosystems Lab) and will collaborate with numerous other scientists (e.g., Richard Chandler, Associate Professor, UGA; Paige Howell, Post-doc, UGA) and state agency research biologists (e.g., Matt Broadway, Indiana Department of Natural Resources). Students in the GAME Lab are provided professional development that is specific to their career goals.
MS degree conferred by January 1, 2020 in wildlife management, ecology, or a related discipline. Students without a MS will be considered, but only in rare cases. The candidate must have the desire to develop exceptional quantitative skills and the capacity to learn computer languages suitable for model development (e.g., R, Python, etc.). The student should also be personable and maintain a commitment to collaborative teamwork in order to meet objectives.
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