MS Research Assistantship in Fish (Brook Trout) Ecology

MS Research Assistantship in Fish (Brook Trout) Ecology

A MS Graduate Research Assistantship AND 2018 summer stipend are available in the Environmental Science and Policy program at Plymouth State University for a highly motivated and experienced student to work on the ecology of native Eastern Brook Trout populations. The student will contribute to an on-going project to assess before and after effects of culvert removal on EBT populations in a conserved watershed, with a focus on demographics, diet, movement, and genetics during the summer of 2018. The student will have the opportunity to continue field research in summer of 2019 and develop a thesis related to the study.
This project is in partnership with New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game, The Conservation Fund, and a local chapter of Trout Unlimited and with funding from the National Foundation for Fish and Wildlife’s ‘Bring Back the Natives’ program.

The combined summer technician position and graduate research assistantship consists of:
*       $2000-$3000 funding for summer field work
*       a 15-credit tuition waiver for 2018-19 academic year
*       $7000 stipend for 2018-19 academic year
*Additional compensation may be available during academic year if student contributes as a graduate teaching assistant.

*       BS in fisheries science, ecology, biology, natural resources
(with fish courses or experience)
*       Coursework in fish ecology and statistics
*       Field experience as a fisheries technician/ research assistant
*       GPA > 3.0 (undergraduate coursework)
*       Acceptance into the Environmental Science and Policy or Biology
MS program at Plymouth State University (rolling deadline)

Interested candidates should email Dr. Amy Villamagna as soon as possible. Please title your email “Beebe Fish Assistantship” and include a statement of interest in project that briefly describes your experience, your most up-to-date resume and academic transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for three references that can speak to you field and analytical skills, and a recent sample of your writing. In addition, students should initiate an application to Plymouth State University’s Environmental Science and Policy MS program.

Environmental Science & Policy at Plymouth State University The Environmental Science and Policy program at Plymouth State University focuses in areas related to watershed systems – hydrology, lake/stream biogeochemistry, conservation ecology, land use planning, climatology, etc. Our curriculum emphasizes the relationships between science and policy, ecosystem resilience, and science communication.
Students in the program collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and scientists from other academic, governmental, and NGOs including Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountain National Forest, NH Department of Environmental Services, NH Department of Fish and Game, Appalachian Mountain Club, and numerous lake associations. For more information about Plymouth State University and the MS program visit: