MS Assistantship – Bird communities in longleaf pine forests: Auburn University

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

communication skills.

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.