Graduate Research Assistantship, MS / Auburn University, AL / student ~

24 de julio de 2012

Graduate Research Assistantship, MS / Auburn University, AL / student

Salary: $15,000 and tuition waiver
Closing: Until filled
Responsibilities: Participate in an interdisciplinary socio-economic research project investigating the
impact of tournament fishing at Lake Guntersville reservoir in Alabama.   This reservoir boasts one of the best bass fisheries in the U.S. if not the world.  The study will focus on valuing tournament angling related expenditures and their impact on surrounding communities.  Duties will include survey development, on-lake and follow-up surveying of Lake Guntersville tournament fishermen and related businesses, data entry, and use of travel cost methodologies to estimate economic values of this use of the reservoir’s fishery.  Anticipated start date is January 2012.

Qualifications: Must be accepted into the Masters of Science program at Auburn University and be
committed to an interdisciplinary program focusing on natural resource economics and fishery science, nd reservoir fishery management.  A Bachelor of Science degree in fisheries is preferred, but similar degrees in natural resource economics and/or related disciplines will also be considered.  Field experience and an interest in natural resource economics are strongly desired.

Contact: Send cover letter describing research interests and experience, CV, and names and contact
information of three references to Terry Hanson, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures,
Auburn University.
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Contact Person:  Dr. Terry R. Hanson, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Allied
Aquacultures , 203 Swingle Hall, Auburn University, AL  36849, 334-844-9207

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