Ph.D. Assistantship: Golden Eagles and Wind Energy Developments ~

15 de noviembre de 2010

Ph.D. Assistantship: Golden Eagles and Wind Energy Developments

The New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NMCFWRU) and
Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology (FWCE) at New Mexico
State University are seeking a highly motivated and talented Ph.D. student for a
study on golden eagles in areas with a high potential for wind energy
development in southern New Mexico. Specific research foci may include, but
are not limited to population ecology, foraging ecology, and habitat and resource
selection. The student will be given some discretion in the development of the
focus of their dissertation research within the larger project goal of identifying
areas where wind energy developments would likely have a high potential for
negative impacts on golden eagles.

The student will be co-advised by Drs. James Cain (NMCFWRU) and Gary
Roemer (FWCE) but will apply to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Biology
at New Mexico State University for the January 2011 semester and begin
conducting field work in 2011.

Candidates must have a M.S. degree in Wildlife, Ecology, or a related field, a
GPA exceeding 3.0, and competitive GRE scores. Prior experience conducting
field research on raptors is preferred as is experience modeling resource
selection in a landscape context. Students will be expected to present research
results at professional conferences, publish research results in peer-reviewed
scientific outlets, and assist with preparation of agency reports.

To apply, please email a single PDF file that includes a letter of interest
describing your experience as it relates to this project, a CV; transcripts, GRE
scores (unofficial copies are fine), and the name and contact information of 3
references to Dr. James Cain at

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2010

Salary: $21,000 per year + out-of-state tuition waiver

Gary Roemer
Associate Professor
Dept. Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575-646-3394 (Off.)

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