Beca de master estudiando migración de ánsares (Missouri, USA) ~

19 de septiembre de 2016

Beca de master estudiando migración de ánsares (Missouri, USA)

Description: A Master of Science graduate research assistantship is available with Dr. Mitch Weegman in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri ( This project will utilize data collected from hybrid Global Positioning System (GPS) and acceleration (ACC) tracking devices fitted to greater white-fronted geese in Europe and North America to answer fundamental questions in movement ecology related to life history differences underlying white-
fronted goose subspecies, and linked with their demographic rates and population trends. This work is a collaboration between researchers at the University of Missouri, Texas A & M University-Kingsville, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (UK), University of Exeter (UK) and Aarhus University

Prerequisites: Ideal candidates will have an undergraduate degree in
statistics, wildlife ecology or a closely related field, and
interpersonal skills to lead discussions among collaborators. Preference
will be given to those with a strong quantitative background (e.g.,
experience with Program R, machine learning algorithms, Bayesian
methods), knowledge of waterfowl ecology and management, and field
experience (e.g., handling birds). Competitive applicants will have an
undergraduate GPA > 3.4, quantitative GRE scores that average in the
70th percentile or higher, and a GRE analytical writing score > 4.0.
Students must have a valid driver’s license. The successful applicant
will be expected to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and
present papers at scientific meetings.

Salary and benefits: Approximately $18,300 per year, with an expected
annual increase, health insurance and course waiver (i.e., the student
will not pay tuition).

Start date: January 2017

Last date to apply: October 7, 2016
To be considered for this position, please send the following
(preferably as a single PDF) to Dr. Mitch Weegman

1. Letter of interest summarizing your experience
2. Curriculum vitae or resume
3. College transcripts (unofficial are fine)
4. GRE scores (unofficial are fine)
5. Contact information for three references

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