Doctoral assistantship in amphibian population ecology (USA) ~

6 de noviembre de 2013

Doctoral assistantship in amphibian population ecology (USA)

Graduate Assistantship: There is a new Ph.D. post available beginning summer
2014 to participate in studies of amphibian population ecology, as part of
an NSF-supported  “Coupled natural-human systems” interdisciplinary team.
Specifically this person will work with Drs. Aram Calhoun and Mac Hunter,
professors in the Department of Wildlife Ecology at the University of Maine
in Orono.  The focus of the project is to study pool-breeding amphibian
ecology in the context of responses to urbanization to better understand
population persistence in complex landscapes.   The results from this work
will be integrated with concurrent research examining other amphibian
species, collaborative management, economics of conservation, and community
engagement in vernal pool conservation to develop management policies that
consider the socio-economic needs of Maine citizens while also conserving
amphibian populations and other vernal pool ecosystem functions.

A Master’s degree in a related field; excellent GPA and GRE scores; an
interest in collaborative, multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving;
and substantial field experience. Support includes an assistantship stipend,
a tuition waiver, subsidy for health insurance, and funds for field

Application Procedures:
Please submit the following information to with subject
line “amphibian assistantship.”

1.  a letter detailing your interest in this position and your interest in
applied research;
2.  a resume;
3.  photocopies of GRE scores and transcripts; and
4.  names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references familiar
with your academic and research history.

Review of materials will begin in early December and continue until the
position is filled.

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