PhD Research Assistant in Wildlife Ecology – Utah

Agency
Utah State University
Location
Utah
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
Salary
Competitive with other top-research universities
Start Date
07/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
12/15/2020
Website
https://qcnr.usu.edu/wild/
Description
PH.D. WILDLIFE ECOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP AT UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY BIOENERGETICS OF WATERBIRDS ON GREAT SALT LAKE MARSHES Millions of ducks and waterbirds stage on Great Salt Lake and its marshes during the summer and fall. For some avian species, over half of their total population is on GSL during staging. Survival of these species is dependent on the ability of Great Salt Lake and its marshes to produce the food they require. To ensure that nothing threatens these avian populations, Dr. Michael R. Conover seeks a Ph.D. student to join his lab and to develop a bioenergetic model for Great Salt Lake and its marshes that can compare energy needs of avian populations to energy production by GSL habitat. The ultimate aim is to identify habitat bottlenecks and use the bioenergetic model as a management tool to meet avian population objects. The student will become part of USU’s Ecology Center (http://ecology.usu.edu/), Department of Wildland Resources, and the Quinney College of Natural Resources (https://qcnr.usu.edu/wild/).
Qualifications
The successful candidate needs a strong resume, undergraduate GPA > 3.5, GRE scores > 305, and excellent letters of recommendation. There is a preference for a student who will have an MS degree by September 2021. Stipends are competitive with other top-research universities. Ideal starting date is July 1, 2021, but actual starting date is open. To apply for this well-funded position, please email to mike.conover@usu.edu a cover letter, resume, GRE scores, and unofficial college transcripts. Dr. Michael Conover, Wildland Resources Department, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230.
Contact Person
Dr. Michael R. Conover
Contact eMail
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