Postdoctoral Fellowship on conservation strategies and global dynamics of Arctic-nesting geese, University of Missouri

Agency
University of Missouri
Location
Columbia, Missouri
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
Salary and benefits: Approximately $50,000 per year and benefits
Start Date
01/11/2021
Last Date to Apply
11/27/2020
Description
The School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri is seeking a 12-month postdoctoral fellow to lead a project developing novel movement models for greater white-fronted geese representing five populations distributed in Asia, Europe, and North America. The postdoctoral fellow will use an existing (and building) data set from state-of-the-art tracking devices deployed on greater white-fronted geese to quantify and compare migration strategies, movements, and behavior to guide the next steps in global conservation planning of this species. There also are opportunities to explore population-specific research questions, consistent with the expertise of the selected candidate. In addition, there will be opportunities to collaborate on several projects in movement and population ecology in the Weegman lab. This project is an international partnership among researchers at Aarhus University (Denmark), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Canadian Wildlife Service, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland), Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, University of Missouri, US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Geological Survey.
Qualifications
Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in statistics, wildlife ecology, or closely related field Skills in Program R Demonstrated excellence in verbal and written communication Ability to work independently and as part of a research team Preferred qualifications: Skills in JAGS Experience forming and running animal movement models Knowledge and experience in avian ecology To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for three references to Dr. Mitch Weegman (weegmanm@missouri.edu).
Contact Person
Mitch Weegman
Contact eMail
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