Spatial Ecology of wild turkey habitat in South Texas

Kingsville, TX
Job Category
Graduate Assistantships
$1,600 per month + benefits. Partial resident tuition fee assistance may be provided based on availability of funds.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
The overall objective of this project is to develop an understanding of the landscape level factors affecting Rio Grande wild turkeys (RGWT) in South Texas. Telemetry data will be combined with landscape level habitat characteristics to generate new insights on wild turkey habitat. The student will also actively participate in RGWT captures and translocations in different areas of South Texas. The student will pursue a M.S. degree in Range and Wildlife Management at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (approx. 45 miles south of Corpus Christi, Texas).
Required: B.S. in wildlife science, ecology, zoology, ecosystem science, rangeland ecology or closely related field. A strong work ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, ability to work under adverse field conditions (hot and humid South Texas environment) are essential. Students must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and competitive GRE scores. Preferred: Good knowledge of geographic information systems and remote sensing are desirable. For this position student must be a Texas resident. Application Deadline: Open until suitable candidate has been selected. To Apply: Send a cover letter stating research interests, career goals, resume/cv, copies of transcripts, GRE scores (if available), and the email addresses of 3 references to Dr. Humberto Perotto (
Contact Person
Dr. Humberto L. Perotto
Contact Phone
(361) 593 3977
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