7 de septiembre de 2004


Winter Grassland Bird Community
Dynamics, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State
University. I am seeking qualified applicants at the MS level to conduct
research that is part of a project on wintering grassland birds in
southwest New Mexico. This assistantship has 2 main components - (1) to
examine resource abundance and diversity on winter grassland bird
community dynamics through resource manipulation experiments, and (2) to
examine the effects of grazing practices on seed production in dropseed
grasslands (an important component of winter sparrow diets) within and
outside of grazing exclosures. Qualifications: All applicants must have
a B.S. in Wildlife Sciences, Biology, Zoology or a related field.
Applicants must be highly motivated, willing to work long hours in the
field, have excellent birding skills and must be excited about learning
to identify winter sparrows. The seed aspect of this project requires
patience, attention to detail and long hours in the lab. Applicants
must be able to work well independently and as part of a team. To apply,
please send a letter of interest, up-to-date resume, copy of all
transcripts, GRE scores, and 3 letters of recommendation as soon as
possible but no later than 15 Oct 2004. Start Date: 3 Jan 2005. Salary:
$16,000/year. Please direct inquiries related to this position to [EM: (preferred) PH: 505-646-1217 (afternoons only)]. Send
Application material to: MARTHA DESMOND, Department of Fishery and
Wildlife Sciences, PO Box 30003, MSC 4901, New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces, NM 88003-0003.

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