Asistente de investigación en ecología de predadores ~

2 de octubre de 2007

Asistente de investigación en ecología de predadores

collaborative effort among Texas A&M University, College Station (TAMU);
Stephen F. Austin State University (SFASU); and the Texas Parks and
Wildlife Department is seeking a Ph.D. student to help design and
implement a research project aimed at elucidating predator-prey
interactions including the testing of relevant theory. The focal prey
species is the eastern wild turkey, while the predator assemblage
includes many meso-predators. A major interest is the activity patterns
of predators of turkey adults, eggs, and young relative to resource
states, density of the predators, alternative prey, and related factors
(e.g., weather, patch size, vegetation). The primary conservation
implication of this work will be to develop viable reintroduction
strategies, and coordinate harvest management assessments to maintain a
harvestable, viable, and persistent eastern wild turkey population
throughout east Texas. The student will attend TAMU, where your mentor
will be Dr. Michael L. Morrison, Professor and Caesar Kleberg Chair in
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Sciences. You will also spend substantial time at SFASU, which is in the
heart of the study region, and work with Drs. Warren Conway and
Christopher Comer, faculty in the Author Temple School of Forestry and
Agriculture. Preferred starting date is Jan 2008, although some
flexibility is possible to a well qualified candidate. Qualifications:
M.S. in Wildlife Science/Management, Ecology, Biology, Zoology or
closely related field. A strong work ethic, leadership, and ability to
work both independently and as a key element of an interdisciplinary
research team required. Good organizational, verbal and written
communication skills essential. Research interest/experience with
predator ecology, gamebirds, geospatial techniques, wildlife ecology,
behavior, and/or physiology preferred. Stipend/Salary: Approximately
$20,000 / year for a 12 month assistantship (includes insurance), for 3+
years. Tuition and fees will be paid by the project. To Apply: Send via
email in a single file attachment (include your last name in the file
name): cover letter stating research interests and career goals; resume,
scanned copies of transcripts and GRE scores, any reprints, and names
and current email address of 4 references to: (EM: mlmorrison AT

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