Funded PhD student position to begin a new project evaluating the effects of climate change on at-risk amphibians in the Pacific Northwest. The focus will be on developing models (especially species distribution models) to project climate risk for 14 species of conservation concern, and to evaluate how changing climatic conditions will influence risks associated with invasive species and pathogens. There may be some field data collection of new disease samples (and associated lab processing), but the emphasis will be on using existing data and modelling work, as well as communicating with stakeholders (eg, federal and state wildlife agencies).
Strong academic record, experience leading a research project, strong quantitative skills (including species distribution models and GIS), and a record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. The student must work well in a collaborative team and be able to communicate with stakeholders from government agencies and the academic research community. An M.S. degree in ecology, conservation, wildlife biology, or a related field preferred, but not required.
Submit a single pdf that includes a 1-page cover letter summarizing how you meet the qualifications described above, current CV, unofficial college transcripts, GRE percentiles (if available), and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Jonah Piovia-Scott at the email address provided below. Specify "Amphibian climate change PhD position" in the email subject line. Applications will be accepted through Dec 31, 2021.