Salary: $16,540 + tuition waiver & benefits
Start date: 08/01/2017
Last date to apply: 03/24/2017
We are looking for a student to participate in a project focused on
monitoring bird communities in longleaf pine restoration sites. The primary
objective of this research is to examine stand occupancy of pine-grassland
obligate species as a function of stand establishment and management
practices. Study areas will include sites restored to longleaf under the
USFWS Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program in Mississippi.
The student will be co-advised by Drs. William Gulsby and Robert Gitzen and
will collaborate with USFWS biologists. Start date is August, 2017.
BS degree in wildlife management, ecology, or a related discipline.
Applicants should demonstrate a strong interest in working with songbirds and should possess relevant research experience (e.g., identification of
Southeastern birds, conducting point counts). Training or experience in
vegetation sampling and plant identification also preferred. The applicant
should also possess excellent interpersonal and written and oral
Combine cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and GRE scores into a
single PDF document and send to the email address listed below. References
will be sought for finalists.